Anonymous said: fuck you mlk didn't hate white people.
I said Martin Luther King said
I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
— Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail
and um he did so
I didn’t get “MLK hated white people” from this post. I got “MLK hated people whose actions were contrary to the bullshit coming out their mouths.”
Well it wasn’t about “people” or some general idea of humanity it was about white people and privileged people that were indifferent in times of oppression and unwilling to actively work to deconstruct their positions of privilege and systemic hierarchy. There’s no way you got “people” and not “white people” and “privileged people” specifically out of this when that’s what he said verbatim like you have to elevate your understanding toward what he actually said not just the parts you agree with in the way you understand them
Also like MLK was a pacifist but…
…white people were bombing his home and sending him threats and arresting him and siccin dogs on him like… obviously he hated white people lol.
White people love to bring up MLK because he’s the guy in their imaginations who put up with all their bullshit and still managed to love them (aka what they want all black people to do). I want to make it clear that MLK hated y’all white asses and never did advise black people to love you unconditionally.
I straight up thought the beginning of this said “Fuck you milk didn’t hate white people.”
..Had me thinkin’ for a second this nigga got that emotional about some utter-butter, I gotta stop with this wax.