Dr. Martin Luther King‘s niece, Alveda King, is speaking out about the viral image of her uncle wearing a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin.
She says she’s not a fan of the image and furthermore adds Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would never wear a hoodie.
Andrea Tantaros asked King if she had seen the hoodie photo on her radio show Tuesday. “What do you think of this image? And what would your uncle think?” Tantaros asked.
In response King said, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would very likely not wear a hoodie,” she said. “I can assure you he would not wear sagging pants. I don’t even think I’ve ever even seen his sons with sagging pants.”
King then said the verdict had been reached and that Americans must accept it, before adding again, seemingly agitated, “I can almost promise you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would not wear a hoodie.“
King and two of her cousins are calling on Americans not to fight or debate about the case, which she thinks did not raise any significant racial issues.
“You’ve got two grieving and hurting families,” King said, before quoting her uncle. “We all need to live together as brothers.”
Alveda King is a former state representative in Georgia and a right-wing anti-abortion activist and minister.