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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:13 am    Post subject: MLK was a repub Reply with quote
I never knew this before.
http://www.nationalblackrepubl.....eview=true
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
You'll have to forgive me if i don't take it on the word of the "National Black Republican Association".

You may also be interested in this article about that ad campaign:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14940841/
The spot, a conversation between two women, begins with one saying, "Dr. King was a real man. You know he was a Republican."

That assertion was challenged Thursday by Steve Klein, a senior researcher with the Atlanta-based King Center. Klein said King never endorsed candidates from either party.

"I think it's highly inaccurate to say he was a Republican because there's really no evidence," Klein said.

A King biographer, Taylor Branch, also said Thursday that King was nonpartisan.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
If he was a Republican, he was a very, very liberal Republican.

"You can't talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can't talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You're really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry.... Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong... with capitalism.... There must be a better distribution of wealth and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism".
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
exton wrote:
You'll have to forgive me if i don't take it on the word of the "National Black Republican Association".

I think his approach to race issues was more GOP. He wanted color blind society. His approach to economic issues was not very GOP IMO.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I think his approach to race issues was more GOP. He wanted color blind society.


You attempt to bring this line up about once every 3-5 months and you never make any progress on it because you have no way to prove it. Why do we have to keep going through this?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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You attempt to bring this line up about once every 3-5 months and you never make any progress on it because you have no way to prove it. Why do we have to keep going through this?

How should I understand the following words of MLK:

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state, sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Toxic wrote:
If he was a Republican, he was a very, very liberal Republican.

I agree on economic issues.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I think his approach to race issues was more GOP. He wanted color blind society.

You attempt to bring this line up about once every 3-5 months and you never make any progress on it because you have no way to prove it. Why do we have to keep going through this?


Sigh.
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