How MLK Made the Racist US President His Reluctant Ally.

photo by Ayanna Muata

This post popped up in my Facebook Memories today.  I really appreciate Bob’s perspective on this subject and the knowledge he has about political issues. I’m putting this back out there in the world, in honor of Martin Luther King Day this week,  and all that this amazing hero did for us. 

Published on Facebook on January 17, 2017                                                         12 shares

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. managed to work with President Lyndon Johnson, an unapologetic racist, to improve America for everybody. Of King, Johnson once said “We gave him the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we gave him the Voting Rights Act of 1965, we gave him the War on Poverty. What more does he want?”

Obviously Johnson never “got it.” The Civil Rights act, the Voting Rights act, the War on Poverty – these things were never “given.” They were demanded. They weren’t earned, because they were already owed. Instead Dr. King relentlessly demanded that to which he and all people were already entitled. Continue reading