Shameless Elite Millionaire Demands Reparation Using MLK Jr Speech
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a special day of remembrance to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader. Unfortunately, it has become the latest platform for the woke left to push their agenda of “equity” instead of the equality that Dr. King fought for.
ABC’s The View is often a breeding ground for this type of rhetoric, and this year was no different. Multi-millionaire former federal prosecutor and staunch racist, Sunny Hostin, used the show as an opportunity to decry the public’s adoption of King’s dream of judging a person solely by their character and not the color of their skin. Instead, she demanded reparations, even though it was never part of King’s dream.
Hostin scoffed at the idealization of King’s dream, claiming that he was a “radical” and that he wanted “wealth redistribution” and that people were “real comfortable with diversity, they’re real comfortable with inclusion” but didn’t want reparations. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg had her own take on the issue, suggesting the entire banking system was racist because it was “not set up for black people” and that women today are not considered human.
The truth is that if you look at the transcripts of King’s most notable speeches, reparations is not mentioned. King’s legacy was that he wanted all Americans to be treated equally—"To be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin". This is the dream that the left wants to ignore and replace with their own warped version of “equity”.
The left’s pursuit of “equity” instead of equality is not only misguided, but it also runs counter to everything that Dr. King fought for. King was a champion of integration, not segregation. He was a champion of opportunity for all, not a system of handouts for some.
The truth is that the left’s agenda does not benefit all Americans. It benefits a select few, while creating division and resentment between racial and political groups. These are not the values that King fought for, and it is important to remember that on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and every other day.