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Race and Ethnicity

Kayleigh McEnany Burned Crispy For Tweet Praising MLK

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Outgoing White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is facing an onslaught of criticism after posting a tweet praising Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day.

Calling Dr. King "a hero, who embodied love and faith in his pursuit for equality," McEnany posted a quote from the iconic civil rights leader. Given that she, as one social media user said, along with her president and her party "tried to nullify millions of Black votes," it is an incredible self-own.

And on her personal Twitter account she posted this quote:

Early Monday morning Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, issued a plea, a reminder, and a warning:

Here's how some are responding to McEnany's remarks.







(That is an actual tweet from McEnany, original here.)








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Terry Torae performing "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

This year's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) occurs in the wake of huge multiracial protests against system racism in cities across America, a pandemic that has ravaged Black communities, and the ouster, at last, of a racist president. We still have a long way before we achieve King's dream.

The Chicago Bulls dropped this video tribute to Dr. King, which includes Tarrey Torae performing a lovely rendition of the "Black national anthem," Lift Every Voice And Sing. Enjoy it!


Lift Every Voice And Sing | Chicago Bulls MLK Day 2021 Tribute www.youtube.com