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He was a preacher that spoke out against racial segregation in the U.S. during the Civil Rights Movement.

Because racial discrimination is now illegal in America millions of people can enjoy the freedoms and services reserved only for white men.

How are you enjoying your freedoms today?
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Anyone else find it ironic that Martin Luther King Jr. One of the greatest civil rights leaders known to man, has a name that's very similar to the name of one of the most bigoted cunts in history?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther
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It's fine.
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Nothing says freedom quite like a day off.
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Let's talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. conspiracy theories
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Not sure if you want to take this as a good thing but both the highest paid actor and and highest paid athlete in America were black. You can only hope they are giving back to their communities through charity and community service.
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Anyone else find it ironic that Martin Luther King Jr. One of the greatest civil rights leaders known to man, has a name that's very similar to the name of one of the most bigoted cunts in history?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther


Uhh, its not really ironic since his father deliberately change his and his son's name to Martin in honor of Martin Luther as Martin Luther is considered to be a great reformer. His original name was Micheal :/
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octorockandroll wrote:

Anyone else find it ironic that Martin Luther King Jr. One of the greatest civil rights leaders known to man, has a name that's very similar to the name of one of the most bigoted cunts in history?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther


Uhh, its not really ironic since his father deliberately change his and his son's name to Martin in honor of Martin Luther as Martin Luther is considered to be a great reformer. His original name was Micheal :/


Oh.

Well... fuck.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCv_xUJ0jg&t=152s
Not an argument man has an interesting take.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCv_xUJ0jg&t=152s
Not an argument man has an interesting take.


uh, yeah. "Interesting" is one way to put it, I guess.
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Another piece of history will be made when Justice Thomas swears in Mike Pence on Friday.

http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/justice-thomas-make-history-swears-vp-mike-pence/
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octorockandroll wrote:

Anyone else find it ironic that Martin Luther King Jr. One of the greatest civil rights leaders known to man, has a name that's very similar to the name of one of the most bigoted cunts in history?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther


Actually, the "Creatures of the devil" the 15th-cty. Luther ranted about most often (and this would be after he'd been through a LOT, including the Vatican questioning, and was a bit bitter in exile) were the more extremist zealots who were twisting his message to think that the Reformation was a penitenze agite excuse to loot, sack and vandalize Catholic churches...Not quite what he had in mind, and he was never one to mince words.
As for the anti-Semitic stuff--He was raised as a medieval Catholic monk, and that also sort of went with the territory.

CNN's "The Sixties" series (curr. on Netflix) has a good breakdown of the 60's MLK Jr. peace marches--
After the Civil Rights Act was passed, there weren't as many causes for the Peace Marchers to pursue except for "Fair Integrated Housing" issues, and those played a lot less successfully with middle-American white neighborhoods. (Who had been happy to support "Equal Rights" on principle, so long as they didn't take place in their own backyards.)
That movement wasn't quite as much of a success, and in interviews, you could hear some of MLK's disgruntled lieutenants starting to be wooed by Malcolm X's message of rebellion, that eventually led to the rhetoric of the Black Power movement.
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There is still some unfair treatment worth protesting but on the whole I think Dr. King would look at today's America and say progress has been made in defeating racism.
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Amyas_Leigh wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wCv_xUJ0jg&t=152s
Not an argument man has an interesting take.


uh, yeah. "Interesting" is one way to put it, I guess.
Looks like someone didn't get a day off today
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