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  • Gandhi Is Deeply Revered, But His Attitudes On Race And Sex Are Under Scrutiny

    10/02/2019 11:59:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | October 2, 2019 | Sushmita Pathak
    When Martin Luther King Jr. visited the villa in Mumbai, India, where Mohandas Gandhi stayed in the 1920s, he had a special request: He wanted to spend the night in Gandhi's bedroom. ........................................................ Now, six decades later, many black Africans are calling Gandhi a racist. #MeToo activists are questioning his sexual practices. Hindu nationalists are rejecting Gandhi's vision of a pluralistic India that is strengthened by diversity.
  • On The Legacies, And The Monuments, Of Thomas Jefferson And Martin Luther King Jr.

    06/03/2019 4:05:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Leftists have expanded their war against historical monuments to include statues of one of our nation’s key founders and its third president, Thomas Jefferson. Their basis - at least in part - is the claim that the Declaration of Independence author “raped” one of his slaves, Sally Hemmings, over 200 years ago.However, even if Jefferson had a sexual relationship with Hemmings and children by her, which is now generally accepted but also legitimately disputed, the notion that the former U.S. president “raped” her is also suspect, as least in the sense that one would typically describe a forcible rape. But...
  • Why the AJC is reporting the MLK sex allegations

    05/30/2019 10:08:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 30, 2019 | Ty Tagami
    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David J. Garrow, an authority on Martin Luther King Jr., offered his explosive story on King to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and reportedly to other U.S. publications before it was published in Great Britain. The AJC turned down Garrow’s offer. The piece, which reveals new sexual allegations against the civil rights icon, was published in Standpoint, a United Kingdom-based cultural and political magazine.It was also offered to The Atlantic and The Washington Post, according to Standpoint.The AJC declined to run the piece because it was based on information that would in some cases be impossible to independently verify,...
  • Police: Teacher Arrested for DUI Tried to Spit on Officers (mug shot)

    05/28/2019 7:52:59 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Fox40.com ^ | 5/9/2019 | Fox 40 Web Desk
    ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove man suspected of driving under the influence reportedly spat at police officers when he was being taken into custody Monday evening, according to the Elk Grove Police Department. Investigators say they found 54-year-old John Chandler off Elk Grove Boulevard near Black Swan Drive behind the wheel with the engine running. Chandler showed signs of impairment, police said. As officers took Chandler into custody, officials say he resisted and even tried to spit on officers. Chandler’s booking photo shows him bloodied and wide-eyed with his tongue sticking out. FOX40 later learned Chandler is a teacher...
  • The left now has a MeToo problem with Martin Luther King. Jr.

    05/28/2019 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    https://www.americanthinker.com ^ | May 27, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    The left, which has been so eager to topple statues of Confederate generals, slave-owning founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson, even Kate Smith who sang objectionable racist songs early in her career, now has a Martin Luther King, Jr. problem.
  • Cottonwood Road gets a new name

    05/28/2019 5:57:23 AM PDT · by umgud · 59 replies
    Bakersfield Now ^ | Lexi Wilson
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The renaming of a street may be the road to change. Cottonwood Road in southeast Bakersfield will now be named South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. "There's a lot of energy and a lot of excitement," community leader and ShePower organizer, Arleana Waller said. Waller grew up on Cottonwood Road. She believes the new name will change the areas negative reputation.
  • FBI 'has tapes of Martin Luther King laughing as woman was raped in front of him'

    05/26/2019 1:55:11 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 139 replies
    The Mirror UK ^ | May 26, 2019 | Christopher Bucktin
    The FBI tried to destroy the reputation of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr as controversial unearthed files reveal. Shocking details of the FBI’s smear campaign against MLK Jr have been found on secret tapes, it is claimed. Its is alleged the agency accused the celebrated civil-rights campaigner of having up to 40 affairs. ~[snip} J Edgar Hoover, who believed he had Communist Party ties. Details of the covert tapes have been revealed by biographer David Garrow, ... MLks secret heartache and the white woman he could never marry.... Hoover feared [King's] popular movement could destabilise the country. Agents...
  • Secret FBI Recordings Show MLK ‘Laughed, Watched’ During Rape

    05/27/2019 2:07:06 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 91 replies
    Conservative Daily Post ^ | May 26, 2019 | Georgette
    The tapes are scheduled for release in 8 years, but David Garrow has unearthed FBI summaries of the various perverted and disgusting incidents. Famed biographer David Garrow has discovered FBI summaries of the incident. In what seems to be an unreal revelation, secret tapes complied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation apparently show Martin Luther King Jr. laughing and watching while a friend rapes a woman.[snip] The shocking files could lead to a ‘painful historical reckoning’ for the man who is celebrated across the world for his campaign against racial injustice, according to one biographer.... But David Garrow, a biographer...
  • Reflecting on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Faith in the American Dream

    01/22/2019 10:43:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/19 | Dennis Jamison
    Those who fan the flames of divisiveness and disunity within this nation, do not rest on the foundation of Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy In the wake of the day designated to honor the contributions of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., intelligent Americans can wonder about the legacy of this incredible man of God. And, the embattled political spheres demonstrated they are not prepared to see the same vision as Dr. King. Even if only the “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial is used as a measuring stick, one can understand the words and intent that...
  • Martin Demands White Panelist Not Invoke MLK; She Pushes Back HARD

    01/15/2019 7:37:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 15, 2019 | Tom Blumer
    On Sunday's MSNBC Live with Alex Witt, after panelist Jennifer Grossman invoked Martin Luther King's historic "content of their character" statement, TV One journalist Roland Martin, in a demanding tone, requested a "favor": "Please don’t quote Dr. King." Apparently in Martin's world, only a black person like him can quote King, while a white person like Grossman can't. To her credit, Grossman pushed back hard: "I will quote Dr. Martin Luther king every single day and you won’t stop me."
  • Things get hot when a white panelist is told not to quote Martin Luther King (tr)

    04/04/2018 7:34:34 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 4/2/2018 | Tom Tillison
    Full title: Things get hot when a white panelist is told not to quote Martin Luther King: I will ‘every single day. And you won’t stop me’ TV One host Roland Martin was quickly put in his place by fellow panelist Jennifer Grossman on Easter Sunday during a discussion about diversity among White House interns under President Donald Trump. MSNBC’s “Live with Alex Witt” did a segment on the police shooting last week of an unarmed black man in California when the host decided to pivot to President Trump, noting a lack of diversity amid White House interns. Witt compared...
  • Flashback: Bryant Gumbel Insists MLK's Adultery Should Be Censored: 'Print the Legend'

    01/14/2018 11:24:39 AM PST · by EnglishOnly · 26 replies
    https://www.newsbusters.org/ ^ | August 25, 2013 | Tim Graham
    People magazine reported at the time that Abernathy also recalled Rev. King knocking another woman "across the bed." But Gumbel says "print the legend."
  • Why Does the Left Celebrate MLK Jr's Birthday When They Don't Believe in Anything He Said

    01/15/2018 8:42:50 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 19 replies
    King was for integration Today liberals write essays on how they don't want their black children to play with white children, There are slews of colleges and high schools offering seperate graduation ceremonies, school meetings, and dormitories based on race. King was for a society where merit is judged not skin color Leftists today openly disparage colorblindness. Put the words "color blindness is racism" in a search engine and you will see dozens of articles disparaging the idea of treating people according to character, instead of race The left doesn't want colorblindness they want color consciousness and systems that give...
  • The Liberal Abandonment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/14/2018 9:53:38 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 30 replies
    Liberals will pay lip service to Dr. King. But the hard fact is that the American Left has long since abandoned Dr. King. (In Kings I have a dream speech he gave) A salute to the Declaration of Independence. To the Constitution. And most critically, the demand “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Sadly, the American Left believes none of this today. The poison of identity politics is merely the modern version of the segregation...
  • #MeToo Comes For Martin Luther King

    05/27/2019 3:38:10 PM PDT · by OddLane · 151 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 26, 29019 | Rod Dreher
    Historians have known for many years that civil rights icon Martin Luther King had been unfaithful to his wife. But now, David Garrow, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his biography of King, has unearthed previously classified FBI documents showing that King was genuinely sexually depraved. From the Times of London (behind subscriber paywall): A huge archive of documents recently released from Federal Bureau of Investigation files exposes in detail King’s sexual activities with dozens of women as he travelled the country campaigning against racial inequality...
  • MLK tapes: Secret FBI recordings-Martin Luther King of watching/laughing as rape happened-40 affairs

    05/26/2019 6:26:43 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 429 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 May 2019 | Jack Newman
    Secret FBI tapes that accuse Martin Luther King Jr of having extramarital affairs with '40 to 45 women' and even claim he 'looked on and laughed' as a pastor friend raped a parishioner, exist an author has claimed. The civil rights hero was also heard allegedly joking he was the founder of the 'International Association for the Advancement of P***y-Eaters'. The shocking files could lead to a 'painful historical reckoning' for the man who is celebrated across the world for his campaign against racial injustice, according to one biographer. The FBI surveillance tapes detailing his indiscretions are being held in...
  • Political alliance with Venezuela and Cuba speculated: Brazil's da Silva, critic of U.S.

    08/15/2002 2:08:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 2,187+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug. 15, 2002 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Alternating harsh anti-American rhetoric reminiscent of the 1960s with efforts to moderate his language in pursuit of middle-class voters, the Workers' Party candidate tried to distance himself from the Forum de Sao Paulo, a group of mostly hard-line communist and leftist parties from around the world that he helped found in 1990. Its last meeting was held in Havana in December. SAO PAULO - Luiz Inacio ''Lula'' da Silva, a longtime critic of the U.S. role in Latin America, could become Brazil's next president, but he rejects speculation that he would form a political alliance with Venezuela and Cuba...
  • Democrats' America: The Heart of Darkness

    01/25/2019 10:28:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    If it was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that black and white would come together in friendship and peace to do justice, his acolytes in today's Democratic Party appear to have missed that part of his message. Here is Hakeem Jeffries, fourth-ranked Democrat in Nancy Pelosi's House, speaking Monday, on the holiday set aside to honor King: "We have a hater in the White House. The birther in chief. The grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. ... While Jim Crow may be dead, he's still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well." At the...
  • Martin Luther King was no prophet of unity. He was a radical

    01/21/2019 8:22:14 AM PST · by NobleFree · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 21 Jan 2019 | Bhaskar Sunkara
    [...] The Disneyified version of Dr King begins and ends with his role as a civil rights leader, who summoned Christian teachings, as well as Gandhian tactics, and told us of his dream that “one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’” [...] Martin Luther King Jr was a part of a much wider movement, standing alongside socialists such as Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, and A Philip Randolph in not just attempting to dismantle the Jim Crow system, but...
  • Submerged In A Din Of Identity Politics

    07/27/2018 7:46:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    The human animal seems hard-wired for tribalism, and the ties that bind are shaped by our compelling need to group together, obeying calls for loyalties and exclusions. Some groupings not only contribute to the gratifications of bonding, whether in family, clubs, choirs or loyalty to sports teams, but also provide the glue that holds a community together. But tribes become the "factions" that former President George Washington warned against in his Farewell Address, heightening differences and rivalries that the Founding Fathers hoped to dilute through checks and balances in the three branches of government. In the age of the internet,...