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Why does the media never talk about MLK's "other side"?


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#11 mretzloff

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:23 PM

View Postladyk, on Sep 3 2008, 09:55 PM, said:

View Postmretzloff, on Sep 3 2008, 05:06 PM, said:

View Postladyk, on Sep 3 2008, 08:50 AM, said:

I agree with Eric and Nas. Seriously what does any of this have to do with how he shaped the Civil Rights Movement. Everyone has bones in their closet.

True, but don't you think the media should talk about this? MLK is the ONLY American to have a day dedicated to himself, yet the media gives us edited biographies.

No. What would be the point?

The point of talking about his other side? The point would be to educate America. We constantly talk about the wrongs and faults of everyone, but the media is too scared to mention MLK's faults.

The fact that he basically cheated to get his Ph.D and then plagiarized his most famous sermon, should be publically known. These days, if you were caught cheating, you'd get expelled from college, however, he gets the free pass.

#12 brittmarie

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:24 PM

What about Abraham Lincoln?? He had "another side" as well . . .
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#13 mretzloff

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:28 PM

View Postbrittmarie, on Sep 3 2008, 10:24 PM, said:

What about Abraham Lincoln?? He had "another side" as well . . .
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Yes, but does Abraham Lincoln have a day set aside just for himself? No.

#14 ladyk

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:32 PM

View Postmretzloff, on Sep 3 2008, 10:28 PM, said:

View Postbrittmarie, on Sep 3 2008, 10:24 PM, said:

What about Abraham Lincoln?? He had "another side" as well . . .
(Eric knows more about it than me)

Yes, but does Abraham Lincoln have a day set aside just for himself? No.

President's day. lol

#15 mretzloff

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:36 PM

View Postladyk, on Sep 3 2008, 10:32 PM, said:

View Postmretzloff, on Sep 3 2008, 10:28 PM, said:

View Postbrittmarie, on Sep 3 2008, 10:24 PM, said:

What about Abraham Lincoln?? He had "another side" as well . . .
(Eric knows more about it than me)

Yes, but does Abraham Lincoln have a day set aside just for himself? No.

President's day. lol

That's a collective day. That would be like having a Civil Rights day to honor all the Civil Rights activists.

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and some of the other great US presidents have no day for them alone. There used to be a George Washington day, but that's gone now. The reason MLK day hasn't been removed is because the US government is too spineless.

#16 ladyk

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

I don't even celebrate MLK day, but I still don't understand, nor do I want to understand, why it even matters. It's just one day out of the year that you can completely ignore.

#17 mretzloff

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:40 PM

View Postladyk, on Sep 3 2008, 10:37 PM, said:

I don't even celebrate MLK day, but I still don't understand, nor do I want to understand, why it even matters. It's just one day out of the year that you can completely ignore.

It matters to me because if MLK has a day for himself, then George Washington should. Without Washington we might still be under British rule.

#18 ladyk

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:41 PM

View Postmretzloff, on Sep 3 2008, 10:40 PM, said:

View Postladyk, on Sep 3 2008, 10:37 PM, said:

I don't even celebrate MLK day, but I still don't understand, nor do I want to understand, why it even matters. It's just one day out of the year that you can completely ignore.

It matters to me because if MLK has a day for himself, then George Washington should. Without Washington we might still be under British rule.

But George Washington wasn't perfect either. lol I think you sorta kinda contradicted what you said your point was. Why are you singling out MLK? I mean paganism has a day to itself (Christmas and Halloween) should that be exposed and thrown out?

Edited by ladyk, 03 September 2008 - 08:42 PM.


#19 Reepicheep77

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

Well, I don't think we should overlook his contributions to our country just because he wasn't perfect.

Honestly, I don't think Washington needs a holiday all to himself. It's not like he was a particularly brilliant general, and if he hadn't led American forces, someone else would have within a few decades. There is no way we could still be under British rule if it wasn't for him.

But then again, I don't think MLK needs a holiday just for himself, either. There's already black history month.
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#20 mretzloff

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

View PostReepicheep77, on Sep 3 2008, 10:49 PM, said:

Honestly, I don't think Washington needs a holiday all to himself. It's not like he was a particularly brilliant general, and if he hadn't led American forces, someone else would have within a few decades. There is no way we could still be under British rule if it wasn't for him.

You can make that argument about anything, even MLK. If MLK didn't do anything, someone would have.




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