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View Diary: Why Conservative Republicans Should Not (Mis)Appropriate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Name (5 comments)

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    of Elliot's Law:

    As an online discussion concerning race grows longer, the probability of a person referencing Martin Luther King, Jr. as a means to justify their racist and/or ignorant attitudes approaches one.
    I ran across that a few years ago and added the law to my list of truisms.

    Conservatives only seem to know one line from Dr. King:  the one about being judged by the content of one's character, not the color of one's skin.  They trot it out in every discussion of affirmative action to "prove" he would agree with them.  In fact, Dr. King explicitly endorsed affirmative action, as a way of evening out the "head start" that caucasians are routinely given because of the color of our skin.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 12:16:16 PM PDT

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