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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?

25 Comments

  1. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

  2. black folks are racist too, you condemn this “white” mexican (which is a bullshit term coined by the far left)for being a racist, but have you looked into his past? you paint Trayvon “purple drank” Martin as an innocent child, have you seen his OWN facebook posts??? are you that f***ing stupid??? Im sure the reason Dr King’s niece spoke up was because she didn’t want what her uncle stood for to be a rallying cry for a teenager with a recent history of trying to make a quick high aka…purple drank (HIS WORDS, NOT mine) and suspected criminal activity, if i was doing this kinda shit when i was a teen, my folks would have WOOPED my ass. most black folks call a black republican an uncle tom or unable to think for themselves, but you all eat up EVERYTHING the left throws at you. how is that for free thinking?

    • cheeky

      @Mr.

      Exactly what evidence do you have that Martin even used drugs, besides smoking a little weed? And what the hell does have to do with him getting shot by that stupid wanna-be cop Zimmerman? Nothing—not a damn thing. And honestly, I could care less what Ms. King has to say, because she’s a Republican, and probably a Tea Party nut of top of that. The bottom line is, Martin did not deserve to be killed while walking through a gated community where he was staying–he had every damn right to be there, which is supposed to be one of the safest places around. I don’t care what the verdict was, he’s still guilty as far as I’m concerned, Zimmerman’s also got a criminal record that for some reason,was barely even discussed in the media, yet Trayvon Martin got painted as this “thug” because he got into fights in school and because of some comments/pictures he put on Facebook–which is not a reliable place to find out what someone is really like. Hell, most teenagers do that—I’ve always thought that if Martin were white, he would have never been followed in the first damn place. People would have been saying nice things about him,like “Oh, he was such a nice kid,he just had a few problems.” But,no, since he was black,it was, “He’s a thug since he was playing one on Facebook and since he’s black, he must have been a thug and beat up Zimmerman,” which I think is some BS, but anyway, I digress–I’m done.

    • cheeky

      @Mr.

      If you’d bothered to check,you’d know that Martin didn’t have a criminal record (unlike your boy George) and I don’t see anything wrong with the pic of Dr. King in a hoodie—it looks sweet, and sad, to me. Brings him down to earth a little bit more for some folks, I’m sure.

  3. cheeky

    @Mr.

    Exactly what evidence do you have that Martin even used drugs, besides smoking a little weed? And what the hell does have to do with him getting shot by that stupid wanna-be cop Zimmerman? Nothing—not a damn thing. And honestly, I could care less what Ms. King has to say, because she’s a Republican, and probably a Tea Party nut of top of that. The bottom line is, Martin did not deserve to be killed while walking through a gated community where he was staying–he had every damn right to be there, which is supposed to be one of the safest places around. I don’t care what the verdict was, he’s still guilty as far as I’m concerned, Zimmerman’s also got a criminal record that for some reason,was barely even discussed in the media, yet Trayvon Martin got painted as this “thug” because he got into fights in school and because of some comments/pictures he put on Facebook–which is not a reliable place to find out what someone is really like. Hell, most teenagers do that—I’ve always thought that if Martin were white, he would have never been followed in the first damn place. People would have been saying nice things about him,like “Oh, he was such a nice kid,he just had a few problems.” But,no, since he was black,it was, “He’s a thug since he was playing one on Facebook and since he’s black, he must have been a thug and beat up Zimmerman,” which I think is some BS, but anyway, I digress–I’m done.

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