Bernice A. King is a connector, communicator, community builder, CEO of @TheKingCenter, and child of legendary global influencers.
I find President Trump’s use of my father’s image in his political ad beyond insulting and not reflective of #MLK ’s commitment to creating the #BelovedCommunity . My father should not be used in ways strongly misaligned with his vision and values, @realDonaldTrump . (1/3)
My father was working for an America with leaders who have answered the call to conscience and compassionate action. He said, “We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity...” (2/3)
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” ~Coretta Scott King
“I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the Promised Land.”
If you’re unbothered or mildly bothered by the 1st knee, but outraged by the 2nd, then, in my father’s words, you’re “more devoted to order than to justice.” And more passionate about an anthem that supposedly symbolizes freedom than you are about a Black man’s freedom to live.
Don’t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hated men in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now and evoke him to deter justice today would likely hate, and may already hate, the authentic King. #MLK .