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white people weaponizing MLK
MLK is not your Black Jesus, white peopleStandard
Today, on the 55th anniversary of his murder, I wrote about how white people weaponize Dr. Martin Luther King, his work, and his message against Black people.
“One of the biggest lies ever told about King is that he believed in a colorblind society. This is false.
It is an idea derived from a 40-word passage from his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech in which he said, ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.’
And if we are being honest, that 40-word passage has been whittled down to nine simple words “not be judged by the color of their skin.”
What King meant when he said that and what white people have twisted it to mean are two different things.”Dear white people: Martin Luther King Jr. is not Black Jesus. He did not die for our ‘sins.’
It’s Monday, so that means I’m checking (white) people. Again.Standard
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