Martin Luther King’s daughter just had the perfect response to a Tory MP trying to quote him

Martin Luther King’s daughter just had the perfect response to a Tory MP trying to quote him

Tory MP Ben Bradley was corrected by Martin Luther King’s daughter after she thought he misrepresented a segment of her father’s iconic speech.

In a since-deleted tweet, Bradley wrote:

‘I have a dream … will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.’

His point was than [sic] skin colour doesn’t matter. We’re equal. Now you want to define people by their physical characteristics?

In this section of his speech, MLK was actually talking about the future he wants his children to be able to live in. Not the reality he actually perceived.

Bernice King explained this to Bradley.

My father’s point and central to his beliefs, teaching and activism (per his speeches/books) was this:

We cannot condone racism, but we must eradicate it as one of the pervasive, systemic, overt and destructive Triple Evils, with militarism and poverty being the over two.

Since telling the Commons that there should be a ‘minister for men’, Bradley has taken issue with the use of identity labels.

People pointed out that groups who are marginalised or discriminated against need to be able to identify themselves in order to address that discrimination.

Others just enjoyed watching Bradley getting schooled.

It’s not the first time Bradley has had racism patiently explained to him.

Earlier this month, journalist and academic Dalia Gabriel dismantled Bradley’s claims that the National Trust is “woke” and that it’s “anti-British” to talk about slavery.

Ironically, Bradley seems to understand the importance of talking about identity when discussing issues like International Men’s Day.

He just appears to stop short at acknowledging the specific discrimination and prejudice faced by LGBTQ+ people and people of colour.

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