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Univ. president says MLK would ‘applaud’ Black Lives Matter, MLK III disagrees

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis opined that MLK would have support the Black Lives Matter movement, were he alive today, only to be directly refuted later in the day by the civil rights hero’s own son.

“The intent of the Black Lives Matter Movement is to raise awareness to the fact that some people still believe that black lives do not matter,” McDavis said during a celebratory brunch Monday, according to The Compass. “If King were alive today, he would not be afraid to applaud the movement.”

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  • Xavier

    King would tell them, “You make me ashamed to be black”.

  • Maurice Miner

    How is that “content of their character” thing working out?

  • Alain

    BLM promotes exactly what MLK sought to stamp out.

  • bargogx1

    People seriously need to stop saying what dead people would or wouldn’t do.

    • FactsWillOut

      Hitler would have killed you for saying that.

      • bargogx1

        Good thing he’s dead.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I imagine Hitler in heaven staring at six million jews about to wreak their vengeance on him.

        • Norman_In_New_York

          Hitler in heaven? I thought he was in Argentina.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Boys from Brazil.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I know.
      We need to start saying what our unborn grandchildren would do since we’ve already mortgaged their future.

  • FactsWillOut

    MLK was a far from blameless person, too.
    He, too, was a race hustler.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Wasn’t he an adulterer?

      • Alain

        Nobody is perfect. My point is he was not a perfect person anymore than anyone else, but he was consistent in insisting that people be judged by their character instead of the colour of their skin.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I saw and heard MLK speak at my college 50 years ago and the message I got from him was that all lives matter.

  • bob e