This is the full speech, a rare find of Dr King addressing the National Association of TV and Radio Announcers (NATRA).. here King talks about the important role Black radio played in furthering the Civil Rights struggle.. He also drops gems that many associate with his famous Transforming a Neighborhood Into a Brotherhood speech.. This is the Dr King that has been hidden from us and downplayed..He's on point with both his analysis and spirit.. He talks about how white folks were given free land when they moved out west while the sons and daughters of slaves were left penniless via Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination thus putting us far behind.. This is an incredible speech..
Well...I don't recall that Sina said that Blacks are in control of the global economy. I think he DID say that that it's IRELEVANT that whites enslaved by Turks or Barbary traders were subject to racialized bondage. That I do find incredible. The racial caste systems whose effects are still with us in the Americas, had its origin in racial slavery. The superexploitation and dispossession of Blacks even TODAY, not to mention the racial injustices of the police and judiciary, would probably not exist had racialized slavery never happened. Even the difficulties in united Black and white poor workers--which I'd hope ALL we progressives desire and which Sina continuously emphasizes--would not be so problematic were it not for the racial caste that began in slavery and continued to deform social relations ever since. It is precisely the RACIAL dimension of slavery that Alexis de Tocqueville saw as so especilly insidious in America, and which differentiates it from ancient slavery. Even now the maleficent fruits of that system is one of the firmest pillars of economic exploitation and imperialism. And I've not even spoken of the emotional or psychological impact of all this upon racialized slaves and their descendants.
LOL! I suspect Condi Rice would have to conceal her right wing political commitments to pull that off. In most cases, Black conservatives seem to lose even to white liberals when it comes to the Black vote. What some Republicans ahve done is to run a black conservative against a black liberal. They even sent a black conservative from Maryland (forget his name) against Obama for the senate seat in Illinois. Obama buried him. What is the name of the black conservative? I'm just glad he's no longer in Maryland. In Michigan, during the late 1980s, Republicans ran a Black conservative against a white liberal for the governor's seat. BAD MOVE! The white liberal got the vast majority of the Black voter AND the white votes. (Maybe Blacks didn't want to vote conservative, and whites weren't about to vote for a black). Really, I don't think most people have much insight into how black political culture works. Of course, the culture may change as the CLASS DIVIDE within Black America widens
My Responses to Dr. King bashers:
Dr. King rejected Communism. I think he was right on many thing. Also, Dr. King believed in the growth of black businesses and black community resources. Also, he isn't a Jewish zombie. He said in that speech that black people shouldn't be ashamed of their heritage period. Also, tons of black people are free and calling for economic justice isn't a sin. See, reactionary rhetoric (under the guise of religiousity) has been the true enemy of black people.
Jefferson, LBJ, JFK, RFK, FDR, Clinton, and tons of world leaders were adulterers. So, what's your point?
If all government programs are evil, why was the Interstate highway, the interstate train system, and other likeminded programs have been successes. Government itself isn't the problem. Corporate influence and corrupt government are the real problems. Dr. King believed that equality should be realized by developmental programs and ending barriers of discrimination, not trying to force equal outcomes. That is why he developed programs to help human beings. This is 2012.
Before Malcolm X died, he respect Dr. King for his fight for black people to gain voting rights in 1965. Malcolm X also supported the desegregation efforts in NYC. So, MLK and King were very similar in ideologies excluding nonviolence. I believe Malcolm X was more accurate than Dr. King on the question of nonviolence.
Dr. King didn't say that being black was superior. He said that he is black and beautiful simply. Why are some of you reactionary white people not understanding that. He never said that he was superior to white people. He said simply that black people have the right to not be ashamed of their heritage. Yes, we blacks aren't going along with accepting the denial of our blackness to suit your views (or interpretations of what we ought to act like).
He was a doctor and recieved honorary doctorates nationwide. No one is on your back. You made controversial comments in a forum. People have the right to respond to you. Dr. King respected decent Jews and Arabs. He rejected bigotry. People care what he say since much of what he spoke was accurate. Louis Farrakhan is right on many things. I give you credit for that, but he's wrong on other things as well. Some white people are decent and others aren't.
Also, Jews didn't put Dr. King on some pedestal. He first worked to benefit his own people in cogent avenues. Also, he believed in security for Jewish people and Arabic people in the Middle East by his own words.
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