Look, Martin Luther King, Jr was an amazing man and leader. Sure, he had his flaws, and no, not everyone agreed with him or his methods, but he was a leader with a vision and he created movements for change. However, what we shan’t be doing, is whitesplaining my Martin Luther King Jr. He was not here for y’all white folks, he was not your hero.
White people love to pull the same, and the only three MLK quotes they know, out of their ass to try and silence black people or make themselves feel better about their whiteness, and I am tired.
If white people bothered to actually read MLK’s work beyond “I Have a Dream” you would know that MLK was not out here advocating to hold hands with white people and sing” Kumbaya”. In fact, if you bothered to even read the very beginning of that same speech y’all love to quote, he STARTS with condemning white bullshit. MLK was never an advocate for being passive to racism. I don’t know where or how white people got that narrative.
“Judge not by the color of skin but by content of character”
That's cute, but let's address—
"we must live together as brothers"
Yes, let's do so, but riddle me this—
But wait, let's not forget white people's all time favorite.
"Don’t fight hate with hate"
I'll see your out of context quote, and raise you this:
There are endless more quotes and ideas like these. Just because you decided to pick one sentence and out of a 6 page speech and use it out of context doesn’t change the fact that MLK wasn’t here for y ‘all. Also, need I remind you that he isn’t currently here because Y’ALL literally murdered him. So don’t sit over here, misquoting this man about peace and love when y‘all literally killed him for doing that. My Martin Luther King Jr., was not here for white people. Keep his name out your thin lipped mouth.
Y'all banned forever.