King's legacy still cause of debate

Jan 19, 2014 Full story: USA Today 1,088

It is a large legacy that looms over the past five decades, from the prophetic "I Have a Dream" speech delivered during the March on Washington to his last campaign taking a stand for underpaid black sanitation workers in Memphis, the city where he was slain.

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I Have A Nightmare

Bohemia, NY

#1 Jan 20, 2014
Dr. King would be horrified at how the African-American community has "progressed" in the decades following his death. A few black leaders like Dr. Ben Carson and Col. Alan West may be able to help, but the mainstream liberal-left racist press just won't let it happen. No "free stuff" proposed by those guys. Liberals want them to remain on the plantation where they can be controlled.
I Have A Nightmare

Bohemia, NY

#2 Jan 20, 2014
Obama is the new "Massa" and guys like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are some of the plantation overseers.
Juan McTacobell

Hanoi, Vietnam

#3 Jan 20, 2014
I Have A Nightmare wrote:
Obama is the new "Massa" and guys like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are some of the plantation overseers.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Official Trailer #1 -(2010) HD .
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Jan 20, 2014
I Have A Nightmare wrote:
Dr. King would be horrified at how the African-American community has "progressed" in the decades following his death. A few black leaders like Dr. Ben Carson and Col. Alan West may be able to help, but the mainstream liberal-left racist press just won't let it happen. No "free stuff" proposed by those guys. Liberals want them to remain on the plantation where they can be controlled.
Dr. King would more likely be horrified that you invoke his spirit as a vehicle to advance a racist stereotype that he fought so nobly to dispel.

“The Commander-in-Chi ef”

Since: Jun 07

Always bet on Black

#5 Jan 20, 2014
Dr. Martin Luther King would be so proud of an America that elected the first Black President… twice. He would see that the majority of America has rejected the hate of the right-wing in this country. I will never forget in 2007 standing in line for hours waiting as Blacks, Whites and Latinos happily talked and quietly shared our excitement about the prospect of Barack Obama as President of the United States. And as I looked around at so many people of different ethnicities, colors and backgrounds standing there socializing as they all couldn’t wait to vote for a Black man for President I remember think that MLK and JFK would be beaming with such pride.

Happy MLK Day… a great day in American indeed.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Jan 20, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Dr. Martin Luther King would be so proud of an America that elected the first Black President… twice. He would see that the majority of America has rejected the hate of the right-wing in this country. I will never forget in 2007 standing in line for hours waiting as Blacks, Whites and Latinos happily talked and quietly shared our excitement about the prospect of Barack Obama as President of the United States. And as I looked around at so many people of different ethnicities, colors and backgrounds standing there socializing as they all couldn’t wait to vote for a Black man for President I remember think that MLK and JFK would be beaming with such pride.
Happy MLK Day… a great day in American indeed.
That's what it's about, Pat. Thanks!
I Have A Nightmare

Bohemia, NY

#7 Jan 20, 2014
kuda wrote:
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That's what it's about, Pat. Thanks!
It's about the escalating instances of black-on-black crime, drug addiction, out of wedlock pregnancies with multiple "fathers", continued failure in education because of lack of a traditional family home life, etc.,etc. I think you get the picture.
ICE

Richmond, IN

#8 Jan 20, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Dr. King would more likely be horrified that you invoke his spirit as a vehicle to advance a racist stereotype that he fought so nobly to dispel.
You sound like your from Over the Rhine, do you threaten whitey when they stop at a stop light in your neighborhood?
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Jan 20, 2014
I Have A Nightmare wrote:
<quoted text>It's about the escalating instances of black-on-black crime, drug addiction, out of wedlock pregnancies with multiple "fathers", continued failure in education because of lack of a traditional family home life, etc.,etc. I think you get the picture.
On the day Congress has designated for Americans to honor Dr. King for his contribution to our society, you have the audacity to persist in defying it by promoting the racist stereotypes that he fought so nobly to dispel. In doing so, you use the word "traditional" to define your standard for everyone else to live by. Traditional for your family's heritage? Irish? British? Sicilians?

Advancing racist stereotypes is not an appropriate way to observe MLK Day. Of course, you undoubtedly know that, but then why would you choose to be so disrespectful?
ICE

Richmond, IN

#10 Jan 20, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what it's about, Pat. Thanks!
Stupid he's half white, MLK did not Inject race into everything He said it was more about your character than the content of your skin.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Jan 20, 2014
ICE wrote:
<quoted text>Stupid he's half white, MLK did not Inject race into everything He said it was more about your character than the content of your skin.
All of us who don't live in a completely isolated geographic location has emerged from a pool of genetic diversity. That's right! Guess who.

People of good character don't resort to insulting others to announce disagreement.
ICE

Richmond, IN

#12 Jan 20, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
All of us who don't live in a completely isolated geographic location has emerged from a pool of genetic diversity. That's right! Guess who.
People of good character don't resort to insulting others to announce disagreement.
Trying to sound smart I see, it ain't working.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Jan 20, 2014
ICE wrote:
<quoted text>You sound like your from Over the Rhine, do you threaten whitey when they stop at a stop light in your neighborhood?
For those who may not be familiar with Cincinnati, "Over the Rhine" refers both to Cincinnati's German heritage and Central Parkway, previously a boat canal  (and later a never-completed subway rail system), which runs between the "big buildings" downtown and the old residential row houses and smaller storefronts north of Cincinnati's "Rhine." Because of its row houses' resemblance to NYC tenements, OTR has been used as a backdrop in a number of movies. After decades of disrepair and neglect, OTR is currently experiencing gentrification with lots of rehabbing, new construction and wonderful restaurants. OTR has become "the place to be."

While I'm not sure how you believe people in OTR sound, I'd encourage you to come on over and find out exactly how and to enjoy everything OTR has to offer. Carthage is only a couple of hours away. You'll be perfectly safe, as long as you don't go out of your way to insult the good people in our diverse OTR community. You will be expected to stop at "stop lights" — by the way, Cincinnati has full traffic signals, not just flashing red lights.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EBP4t2hH9DE/T8YzcTK...
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Jan 20, 2014
ICE wrote:
<quoted text>Trying to sound smart I see, it ain't working.
Not especially, but you might want to try.

Since: Sep 13

Location hidden

#15 Jan 20, 2014
Mostly you're ignoring Dr. King in order to indulge in the same old racist squabbling.

King was about far more than sitting in the front of the bus. He was concerned with the social responsibility of all, to care about their fellows, to create a just society. In that respect he was firmly in the tradition of Jefferson and Paine. He believed in a divine moral imperative to love and care for our fellows. In that respect he was firmly in the tradition of Jesus and Judaism.

King was not about "race". He had to address the injustice faced by his own people, but he clearly was concerned with injustice faced by everyone. That is why he opposed the VN War, and why he supported the struggle of workers.

Stop believing the pop cartoon version of Dr. King.
ICE

Richmond, IN

#16 Jan 20, 2014
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
For those who may not be familiar with Cincinnati, "Over the Rhine" refers both to Cincinnati's German heritage and Central Parkway, previously a boat canal  (and later a never-completed subway rail system), which runs between the "big buildings" downtown and the old residential row houses and smaller storefronts north of Cincinnati's "Rhine." Because of its row houses' resemblance to NYC tenements, OTR has been used as a backdrop in a number of movies. After decades of disrepair and neglect, OTR is currently experiencing gentrification with lots of rehabbing, new construction and wonderful restaurants. OTR has become "the place to be."
While I'm not sure how you believe people in OTR sound, I'd encourage you to come on over and find out exactly how and to enjoy everything OTR has to offer. Carthage is only a couple of hours away. You'll be perfectly safe, as long as you don't go out of your way to insult the good people in our diverse OTR community. You will be expected to stop at "stop lights" — by the way, Cincinnati has full traffic signals, not just flashing red lights.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EBP4t2hH9DE/T8YzcTK...
Back in the earlier part of the century Over the Rhine was a very Well respected and safe neighborhood, section 8 housing and generations of welfare almost destroyed it, the crime rate was off the charts, you did not want to go there at night, now they are pumping millions of dollars trying to get it the way it was many many years ago,you got to get rid of the scum before it works, kuda it had one one of the worse murder rates in the country and still is crime ridden, it is very dangerous to be there in the wrong place and especially if you are a Caucasian.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#17 Jan 20, 2014
I Have A Nightmare wrote:
Dr. King would be horrified at how the African-American community has "progressed" in the decades following his death. A few black leaders like Dr. Ben Carson and Col. Alan West may be able to help, but the mainstream liberal-left racist press just won't let it happen. No "free stuff" proposed by those guys. Liberals want them to remain on the plantation where they can be controlled.
Meanwhile, in almost every state where Republicans are in control they
are busy trying to come up with ways to keep African Americans from
excercising their most basic right, the right to vote.

Yeah, Republicans are really looking out for them. To make sure that they
remain second-class citizens.

Alan West? Wasn't he booted out of the Army?
Big Knob

United States

#18 Jan 20, 2014
ICE wrote:
<quoted text>Back in the earlier part of the century Over the Rhine was a very Well respected and safe neighborhood, section 8 housing and generations of welfare almost destroyed it, the crime rate was off the charts, you did not want to go there at night, now they are pumping millions of dollars trying to get it the way it was many many years ago,you got to get rid of the scum before it works, kuda it had one one of the worse murder rates in the country and still is crime ridden, it is very dangerous to be there in the wrong place and especially if you are a Caucasian.
Lets see, crystar meth, the skinheads, the klan, racist pink faced cops, child porn, wall street rip offs, farm subsidies, trailor park jim beamers, same sex marriage, the tea party nazis, the republiklan party, King's I have a dream has turned into a nightmare..........bp, & people of color, come come out of her my people, it makes no sense.
Rev. 18:4
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#19 Jan 20, 2014
ICE wrote:
<quoted text>Stupid he's half white, MLK did not Inject race into everything He said it was more about your character than the content of your skin.
MLK didn't have to inject race into anything. It was already there and had
been since the Civil War. Southern white supremacists made sure of that.
Lynchings, beatings, bombings, they knew hos to keep black people in line.
The Civil Rights movement changed a lot of that, the parts that were written law,
but not the people who liked it that way.They're still around. They used to be
Democrats but Nixon brought millions of them over to the GOP and that's where they
lurk now-a-days.
Ish Terrible Tov

Sayville, NY

#20 Jan 20, 2014
Ish Tov wrote:
Mostly you're ignoring Dr. King in order to indulge in the same old racist squabbling.
King was about far more than sitting in the front of the bus. He was concerned with the social responsibility of all, to care about their fellows, to create a just society. In that respect he was firmly in the tradition of Jefferson and Paine. He believed in a divine moral imperative to love and care for our fellows. In that respect he was firmly in the tradition of Jesus and Judaism.
King was not about "race". He had to address the injustice faced by his own people, but he clearly was concerned with injustice faced by everyone. That is why he opposed the VN War, and why he supported the struggle of workers.
Stop believing the pop cartoon version of Dr. King.
Why do Jews in America still overwhelmingly support the anti-Israel Obama?

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