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I have a question. Why was it the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King at the White House (Original Post) skylucy Jan 2018 OP
Joy Reid tweeted something about them refusing. highplainsdem Jan 2018 #1
The Question Shouldn't Be... jaxind Jan 2018 #2
Any one will do.... Historic NY Jan 2018 #4
Nazi Don to staffer, go find anybody related to King in any way !!! uponit7771 Jan 2018 #5
He drew the short straw? bigbrother05 Jan 2018 #6
Good point. skylucy Jan 2018 #8
There's a split in the King family left-of-center2012 Jan 2018 #3
One of the King nieces is a homophobic tRump* fan... Raster Jan 2018 #10
Because Dr. King's children have enough respect for their parents and for themselves not to go near EffieBlack Jan 2018 #7
Thank you! Raster Jan 2018 #11
It was the niece, Alveda, musette_sf Jan 2018 #9
Alveda King is an delusional psychopath, like her lord and savior Trump SharonClark Jan 2018 #12

jaxind

(1,074 posts)
2. The Question Shouldn't Be...
Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:22 PM
Jan 2018

The question shouldn't be why Dr. King's children weren't there. The question should be why was Dr. King's NEPHEW there??!

left-of-center2012

(34,195 posts)
3. There's a split in the King family
Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:25 PM
Jan 2018

Some are conservative and want control of the organization and money.
They didn't get it.

They support Trump.

Raster

(20,996 posts)
10. One of the King nieces is a homophobic tRump* fan...
Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:48 PM
Jan 2018

Alveda King, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece and apologist for President Trump has a very long anti-LGBT history. But that stands in sharp contrast to MLK and his equally activist wife, Coretta Scott King, who kept up the Dream long after her husband’s assassination. What history forgets is that Coretta Scott King was a close friend of Bayard Rustin and introduced him to MLK. Indeed, Coretta continued her close relationship with gays through Lynn Cothren, a white gay man who served as her closest assistant for 23 years until her death in 2006. After King’s funeral, the late poet Maya Angelou told this reporter that Cothren had “always been to me like a son. He was a son to Coretta and a son to Betty [Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X], too.” On the fight for LGBT equality she said: “I am aghast and appalled at any people who decide that another group should not have their rights. We’re all each other’s people.”

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/08/24/remembering-bayard-rustin-martin-luther-king-jrs-mentor/

 

EffieBlack

(14,249 posts)
7. Because Dr. King's children have enough respect for their parents and for themselves not to go near
Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:27 PM
Jan 2018

that man.

musette_sf

(10,164 posts)
9. It was the niece, Alveda,
Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:40 PM
Jan 2018

Last edited Fri Jan 12, 2018, 06:13 PM - Edit history (1)

who has long ago been functionally disowned from the rest of the King family. She is a perverted and vile lying hypocrite, who advocates for gestational slavery and the forcible stripping away of 14th Amendment protections from over half of America's citizens. She's also an aggressive homophobe. I'm betting that no ACTUAL King family members would accept an invitation from Shitmouth. Probably never even invited any of them since he knew it would most likely result in very public refusals to attend.

https://rewire.news/ablc/2016/01/22/dont-know-mlk-thought-abortion-neither/

https://jezebel.com/5876611/no-fox-news-martin-luther-king-jr-wasnt-anti-abortion

https://thegrio.com/2010/08/27/mlks-niece-turns-a-beautiful-dream-into-a-nightmare/

On edit: I thought the reference was to Rump's dedication, 2 days ago, of the MLK birthplace as a national historic park. The reprehensible Alveda King was in attendance for that. Now understand that Dr King's nephew, Isaac Newton Farris Jr. attended the signing of the proclamation, which is what this story referred to. At least Farris did make the point of stating, after the ceremony, that Rump is "racially ignorant and racially uninformed".

SharonClark

(9,984 posts)
12. Alveda King is an delusional psychopath, like her lord and savior Trump
Fri Jan 12, 2018, 02:39 PM
Jan 2018

From Wikipedia:

Alveda King has said, "Mrs. Coretta Scott King knew that her husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was pro-life" despite his winning the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966.

After civil rights leader Rosa Parks died in 2005, Alveda King claimed Parks was a symbol for the pro-life movement (although she had served on the Board of Advocates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America).

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