Vice President Mike Pence is coming under criticism for comparing Donald Trump with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the slain civil rights icon’s holiday weekend, but he certainly doesn’t have a monopoly on misusing Dr. King’s legacy. Trump himself once used Dr. King’s name to deflect attention from Paula Deen‘s use of the n-word. In 2013, then-celebrity chef Deen saw her career crumble after she admitted, in a legal deposition, to using the n-word. Deen had been a judge for Trump’s Miss USA pageant, which may explain why Trump jumped to defend her. Or maybe it was something else. When the scandal broke in June of 2013, Trump’s first instinct was to give Deen “credit fot admitting her mistake”: Trump also had some advice for Deen in the wake of the scandal, namely that she should “stop apologizing”: But Trump also tried to deflect blame from Deen by helpfully pointing out that black people sometimes use the n-word, as … [Read more...] about That Time Trump Used Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Defend Paula Deen Over N-Word Controversy
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DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post Published 7:16 am PST, Monday, January 21, 2019 On the afternoon of Sept. 20, 1958, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was autographing books in the shoe section of Blumstein's Department Store in Harlem when a well-dressed woman wearing rhinestone glasses stepped out of the long line and shouted: "Is this Martin Luther King?" King looked up from signing copies of his first book, "Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story," his memoir about the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. The year-long boycott had led to a Supreme Court ruling that racial segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. And King, its leader was rising in national and international prominence. King, then 29, answered: "Yes, it is." That's when Izola Ware Curry, the black daughter of sharecroppers, pulled a letter opener with an ivory handle from her purse and swung at King. The civil rights leader tried to block the attack. Curry sliced King's hand before … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed by a deranged woman. At 29, he almost died.
Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post Published 3:48 pm PST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Pence links Trump's push for border wall to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On the eve of a holiday commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Vice President Mike Pence seemed to liken President … [Read more...] about Pence links Trump’s push for border wall to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
There was trouble in paradise on the couch of Fox News’ Outnumbered today, as the group got in a heated debate over the lack of civility and decorum in American politics today — with members of both sides of the aisle attempting to blame their opponents. The feud was triggered by the infamous weekend incident in which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out a restaurant by a Virginia small business owner due to her job in the White House. Additionally, administration officials Stephen Miller and Kirstjen Nielsen were also forced out of restaurants last week. “Yes, we’re going to force you to agree with us — how authoritarian!” Said Kennedy— mocking Rep. Maxine Waters and others on the left who support private establishments refusing to service members of the Trump administration. “I think we have lost civility in the politics,” added Richard Fowler, who … [Read more...] about Fox News Contributor Pushes Back on Double Standards For ‘Civility’: ‘Trump Won by Being Like This’
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: May 8, 2018 at 8:34 am | UPDATED: May 8, 2018 at 8:34 am By Meagan Flynn | The Washington Post A week ago, Kanye West said that 400 years of slavery was a “choice,” appearing to blame enslaved black people for not freeing themselves sooner. He said that the discussion about putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill made him want “to use Bitcoin,” because “It’s like when you see all the slave movies: Why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery?” And he said that certain black icons such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are “just too far in the past and not relatable and that’s what makes them safe.” The comments came in a 105-minute interview with Charlamagne Tha God and in a follow-up interview with TMZ. All of it was all in the name of being a “free thinker,” West said. That much may be true, wrote the acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Atlantic on Monday – … [Read more...] about Kanye West rebuked by Ta-Nehisi Coates in biting essay called ‘I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye