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MLK supported workers

“As I have said many times, and believe with all my heart, the coalition that can have the greatest impact in the struggle for human dignity here in America is that of the Negro and the forces of labor, because their fortunes are so closely intertwined,” he said.
Indeed he did. MLK was in Memphis (where he was assassinated) to support striking sanitation workers.
And yet in my town, St. Louis.....the murder capital of America.....the greatest "labor" seems to be how many other blacks can one person or gang kill in any 24 hour period to protect a street that no one even owns....so drugs can be profitted from more greatly.

The greatest disconnect of what Dr. King said and the comminities he was addressing seems to be that no one in those communities today could care less what he said.
@anythingoes477 It tends to make one wonder how many he might’ve reached had he not been assassinated.
@bijouxbroussard it makes me wonder why not one soul cares about anything he said....except for one day a year when we hear 2...maybe 3 one line quotes.

Jesus preached for just 3 years and everything he said is remembered 2000 years later.
@anythingoes477 [quote]Jesus preached for just 3 years and everything he said is remembered 2000 years later.[/quote]

Mostly just on Christmas and Easter for many people. And there are those who doubt Jesus actually lived.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was just a man, possibly hated more than he was admired during his lifetime. There were black people who preferred Malcolm X’s approach much more than the non-violence that MLK encouraged.

People who revere Martin Luther King, Jr. now have the riots and the burnings to compare it to. But for many, the fact that even after advocating peaceful protest he was [b]still[/b] murdered by white supremacists, the new message has been "justice is not coming, every man for himself."
Crazywaterspring · 61-69, M
There are theories around MLK's murder. I've heard certain elements really wanted him dead after he began questioning capitalism.

 
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