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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    if not why did blacks has to fight for this equality ?
    Well, it seems to me, laws found in Southern States required them to take action. Whites made up the majority of the population in other states across the United States.

    I'd think it would be rather insulting to the vast majority of whites who campained for equality, to have someone claim the small percentage of whites in the South sufficient to cause the majority of all whites to be labeled racists opposed to equality for Blacks.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    you know how the birmingham police and fire department responded to what was a peaceful protest march in 1963? they brought out high pressure fire hoses.

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    So you believe the appauling action of the Birmingham Police and Fire Department means the majority of whites in the US were opposed to equality for Blacks?

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    So you believe the appauling action of the Birmingham Police and Fire Department means the majority of whites in the US were opposed to equality for Blacks?
    no. but a small group of vfocal anatics can overrule the opinion of the moderate majority into silence.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I don't think it has to be a "large majority" to be a significant segment. I don't think there's any question that there was a significant segment that did not want to see equal rights for black people. I don't like that that's true but there's no use splitting hairs or denying it.
    No use splitting hairs? Well, I suppose that would be true to those who are trying to project a certain narrative.

    It may or may not be accurate to suggest a large portion of whites living in the South did not support equality, but it's another thing to suggest a large portion of all whites living in the United States did not support equality.

    That's rewritting history, and this issue has had more than enough of that done.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    no. but a small group of vfocal anatics can overrule the opinion of the moderate majority into silence.
    True. We've certainly witnessed that over the last few years.

    However, history also shows the nation was revulsed by the actions taken by the Birmingham Police and Fire Department, and they were not silent about that revulsion and call for change.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

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    Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    A church minister, Ronald Denton Wilson, claimed his father, Henry Clay Wilson, assassinated Martin Luther King, Jr., not James Earl Ray.[62] He stated, "It wasn't a racist thing; he thought Martin Luther King was connected with communism, and he wanted to get him out of the way." But Wilson had reportedly admitted previously that his father was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    No use splitting hairs? Well, I suppose that would be true to those who are trying to project a certain narrative.

    It may or may not be accurate to suggest a large portion of whites living in the South did not support equality, but it's another thing to suggest a large portion of all whites living in the United States did not support equality.

    That's rewritting history, and this issue has had more than enough of that done.
    Significant segment....gets changed into large portion....and you have the audacity to talk about rewriting history?
    Wow.

    SOP at work again.
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    True. We've certainly witnessed that over the last few years.

    However, history also shows the nation was revulsed by the actions taken by the Birmingham Police and Fire Department, and they were not silent about that revulsion and call for change.
    but what happened in Birmingham was only part of something that has been going on for generations. people were outraged by what the birmhingham police department did to that peaceful march, but that was only because the national spotlight illuminated their actions. for many decades prior to that, African Americans suffered while the nation was blissfully ignorant of the racism occuring.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    A half century ago, polls found strikingly similar results with regard to civil rights. In spite of gaining the approval of some 55% of Americans in the spring of 1954, five years later a majority believed that the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education “caused a lot more trouble than it was worth.” During the 1960s a Gallup Poll found most Americans gradually came to support “racial equality in public places” but a consistent plurality wanted to take a “go slow” approach to racial change. In the South, not surprisingly, Gallup found that 80% of those polled in 1964 disapproved of civil rights legislation.
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: why do you think MLK was killed ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Significant segment....gets changed into large portion....and you have the audacity to talk about rewriting history?
    Wow.

    SOP at work again.
    No, I'm inclined to recognize proof of a reading issue, again.

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