Would MLK Jr. Be for or against affirmative action?

Posted by: Texas14

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  • http://playboysfw.kinja.com/martin-luther-king-jr-part-2-of-a-candid-conversation-1502358645 mlk jr flat-out saying he supports AA like programs.

  • If you think he would have opposed the government giving a helping hand to African Americans than you clearly dont know sh*t about MLK.

  • MLK said that we should be judged not by the color of our skin, but the content of our character. Affirmative Action goes against that.

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vaguelyjewishclearlyfab says2015-01-19T01:11:46.5354780-06:00
It's likely
BDPershing says2015-01-19T01:15:59.6471261-06:00
American Affirmative Action by executive order, states one cannot say they wont hire you because of your color or sex. SO really its for non discrimination, tho king would prefer that it didn't take an executive order to make sure a business does not hire you based on color, that the owner would show some type of humanity by not even seeing ones color as a factor at all.
discomfiting says2015-01-19T04:36:20.5789721-06:00
Alex Hayley: Do you think it's realistic to hope that the Government would consider an appropriation of such magnitude other than for national defense? King: I certainly do. This country has the resources to solve any problem once that problem is accepted as national policy. An example is aid to Appalachia, which has been made a policy of the Federal Government's much-touted war on poverty; one billion was proposed for its relief—without making the slightest dent in the defense budget. Another example is the fact that after World War Two, during the years when it became policy to build and maintain the largest military machine the world has ever known, America also took upon itself, through the Marshall Plan and other measures, the financial relief and rehabilitation of millions of European people. If America can afford to underwrite its allies and ex-enemies, it can certainly afford—and has a much greater obligation, as I see it—to do at least as well by its own no-less-needy countrymen. Alex Hayley: Do you feel it's fair to request a multibillion-dollar program of preferential treatment for the Negro, or for any other minority group? King: I do indeed. Can any fair-minded citizen deny that the Negro has been deprived? Few people reflect that for two centuries the Negro was enslaved, and robbed of any wages—potential accrued wealth which would have been the legacy of his descendants. All of America's wealth today could not adequately compensate its Negroes for his centuries of exploitation and humiliation. It is an economic fact that a program such as I propose would certainly cost far less than any computation of two centuries of unpaid wages plus accumulated interest. In any case, I do not intend that this program of economic aid should apply only to the Negro; it should benefit the disadvantaged of all races. MLK would support AA as it gives advantages to disadvantaged races.
discomfiting says2015-01-19T04:38:52.4206298-06:00
Emphasis on the whole "In any case, I do not intend that this program of economic aid should apply only to the Negro; it should benefit the disadvantaged of all races."
Texas14 says2015-01-19T11:23:43.1741842-06:00
Maybe he would've been in favor back then, but since people of color are much more equal today, can you still say that he would've been in favor today?
discomfiting says2015-01-19T11:26:07.4328797-06:00
He doesn't want people to be 'more equal' he wanted people to be entirely equal. He didn't want black people to sometimes and be almost entirely equal to whites, he wanted entire equality.
Texas14 says2015-01-19T11:30:36.2426198-06:00
He absolutely did, but Affirmative Action doesn't make people equal though. It's reverse racism. It puts racial and gender minorities ahead of white males even if white males earn acceptance to a good school or job more than someone else who was a minority.
Tonius5 says2015-01-19T12:38:34.5930091-06:00
It also intends to force equality through quotas which just further divide the races. I for example have family members who didn't get hired in favor of a lesser qualified Black man.
Tonius5 says2015-01-19T12:38:50.8587367-06:00
For the sole reason that he was Black as well.

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