What If MLK Had Not Died?

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    If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had not been killed in 1968 and instead were still alive today, he'd be 82 years old. It's a safe bet he wouldn't be particularly active at that age, but what about the decades between?

    Would we have elected him POTUS?

    Would the busing riots have been avoided?

    After Vietnam, what issues would he have addressed beyond civil rights?
     
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    They'd have found some way to discredit him.

    A sex scandal most likely.

    Or, if he'd continued to get power?

    Power corrupts.
     
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    If MLK were still alive he would not like this board. There is so much hate on here from both whites and blacks that he would feel that noone listened to a damn thing he said when he gave the "I Have A Dream" speech.
     
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    He would have like every one of his contemporaries have been grateful for the progress we have made and sad at how little hearts of some Americans have changed.

    I fear like editec said he would have been discredited by some forces.

    They did it to every other black leader of his time.


    That is one of the reasons why Bill Clinton was affectionately called the first black president.

    They did the same thing to him that they did to the black leaders.


    They never went after the personal affairs of all the presidents before him.

    Many a president and presidential candidate was protected in their personal life until Clinton.

    The old school republicans had many a problem when the veil was lifted after Clinton.

    They did not realize that there was no longer an unspoken rule to leave thier personal picadillos out of the press.

    They changed the rules and forgot it applied to them now too.
     
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    The negroes wouldn't have their own special holiday and there would be no such thing as MLK Blvd's in murkas jung.......I mean cities.

     
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    This is not a holiday just for Negroes, this is a holiday for all people who want to be respested as human beings with the freedom to live their lives without fear and be able to work and be treated as equals on the job where they work, and raise their families in any neighborhood without being harassed. You are a trouble maker and you like it. You hide behind your computer and say things to piss people off b/c you get a kick out of it. Oh, well. Have your fun while you can b/c as the saying goes " you reap what you sow". I'm glad I won't be in your shoes when your sowing day bites you in the behind. There's another saying, "God does not like ugly". That means when you need God to help you out of a situation where your life is on the line, God just may turn a blind eye and let you see how it feels to be treated the way you treat people with your tongue. Have a nice day!!
     
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    Most likely he would have died of old age by now.
     
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    Here's some freedumb.
     
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    Do you seriously think Pittsburg is not going to the Super Bowl? I am not a Pittsburg fan and hope they get their asses kicked but I seriously doubt they won't be there.
     

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