Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would no doubt speak out on the prejudice that led to the stalking and killing of unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. But according to his niece, Dr. Alveda King, he wouldn’t have worn a hoodie.
On the Andrea Tantaros Radio Show last week, Ms. King denounced the viral doctored image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a hoodie as a show of solidarity for Trayvon Martin, who wore a hoodie on the night he was shot to death.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would very likely not wear a hoodie,” she said. “I can assure you he would not wear sagging pants.”
Ms. King also had interesting viewpoints on the Zimmerman trial itself.
“There was a reasonable doubt in that case,” she said. “So the case went the ways of the laws of this land, but now we need to go further and look at the human heart.”
She believes the media is manipulating the case unjustifiably to fuel racial tension: “As far as trying to fit the Caucasians against African-Americans, Mr. Zimmerman is a Hispanic,” she said. “Although we are one blood, one human family, one human race, there’s a lot of deception and emotion in these things that are being spurred […] Mr. Zimmerman is not a Caucasian. He’s not.”
Do you find the image of Martin Luther King, Jr. in a hoodie offensive? Do you believe he would stand in solidarity with Trayvon Martin?