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100 Percent FED Up

 

 

 

 

” HOLDER: Whites Can’t Be Victims of Racial Injustice Because They Haven’t Suffered Enough….
Or, The Continuing Media Narrative of ‘Acceptable’ Racism. 

Dr. King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Apparently, US Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t get the memo. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

 

“On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on a balcony outside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Forty-five years after his assassination, explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner.”

 

 

 

 

 

6. King narrowly escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death.
On September 20, 1958, King was in Harlem signing copies of his new book, “Stride Toward Freedom,” in Blumstein’s department store when he was approached by Izola Ware Curry. The woman asked if he was Martin Luther King Jr. After he said yes, Curry said, “I’ve been looking for you for five years,” and she plunged a seven-inch letter opener into his chest. The tip of the blade came to rest alongside his aorta, and King underwent hours of delicate emergency surgery. Surgeons later told King that just one sneeze could have punctured the aorta and killed him. From his hospital bed where he convalesced for weeks, King issued a statement affirming his nonviolent principles and saying he felt no ill will toward his mentally ill attacker.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guns.com on Civil Rights Leader and Gun-owner Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

 

 

” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is best known as a man of profound peace, who applied Gandhi’s teachings ofnon-violent direct action to the plight of oppressed blacks in America, of course setting the stage for the Civil Rights movement.  It then may come as a surprise to some that the Reverend King, in keeping in line with Gandhi, believed strongly in the human right to self-defense and had even applied for a handgun carry permit after his house had been bombed to defend his family from the bigoted minds of that era.  He was denied.

UCLA law professor Adam Winkler explains King’s relationship with firearms in his book Gunfight.  He writes:

Most people think King would be the last person to own a gun. Yet in the 1956, as the civil rights movement heated up, King turned to firearms for self-protection and he even applied for a permit to carry a concealed weapon.”