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The Corruption of #MLK’s Dream…

We originally posted this last summer, but on the national holiday named for Dr. King, it seems to still be pertinent today.
…Depressingly so, actually. 

JTR

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MLK in hoodie 4When the Photoshopped image of Martin Luther King in a Trayvon-esque hoodie started to make the rounds on Twitter and other social media the other day, I was appalled.

But it got me to thinking…

If we were to somehow reanimate MLK from some futuristic Cryo-chamber and let him wander the country again, I have a feeling he’d be extremely disheartened by what he saw. First of all, I highly doubt that he would endorse his visage in the hoodie, an impression shared by his niece, Alveda King.

Secondly, Dr. King might sorely be tempted to conclude (in direct contrast to his oft-repeated dream) that racism today was to blame for seemingly every failing of our proud nation. 

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School bus attack: I wonder if THESE 3 boys would look like Obama’s sons, too?

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This is NOT to say that there was anything racial about this 3-on-1, black-on-white attack. The investigation thus far shows that it was at least partially drug-related. 

But we must consider that there wasn’t anything racial about the Trayvon/Zimmerman incident, either, …until NBC News deliberately edited their tape to make it appear racially motivated.

And, of course, until President “If I Had A Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon” decided to pipe up.

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The Divider-In-Chief stirring the Racial Pot, once again…

Obama Race speech

We’ve already covered the Zimmerman trial recently, and weren’t planning on revisiting the issue. However, after President Obama came out for his absolutely bizarre 17-minute speech on Trayvon Martin, I can’t let his remarks go unchallenged in this space.

If you missed his address, you can watch it here. My primary criticism is the counter-productiveness of re-injecting race into a topic where race was already determined during the trial to have had no impact whatsoever.

That, and the stark implication from the President of the United States that the jury verdict was completely, 100% wrong.

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The Corruption of #MLK’s Dream

MLK in hoodie 4When the Photoshopped image of Martin Luther King in a Trayvon-esque hoodie started to make the rounds on Twitter and other social media the other day, I was appalled.

But it got me to thinking…

If we were to somehow reanimate MLK from some futuristic Cryo-chamber and let him wander the country again, I have a feeling he’d be extremely disheartened by what he saw. First of all, I highly doubt that he would endorse his visage in the hoodie, an impression shared by his niece, Alveda King.

Secondly, Dr. King might sorely be tempted to conclude (in direct contrast to his oft-repeated dream) that racism today was to blame for seemingly every failing of our proud nation. 

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