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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.

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6 thoughts on “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Says He Would Never Wear A Hoodie

  1. It makes him look like Ted Kaczynski “The Unabomber” who was also profiled for wearing a hoodie… I like the photos of Mr King wearing his suit and bible. He didn’t wear that style to be “the man”, but because he was his “own man”.

  2. Pretty telling how you left this part out of what she FULLY said.

    “As far as trying to fit the Caucasians against African-Americans, Mr. Zimmerman is a Hispanic,” she said. “Although we are one blood, one human family, one human race, there’s a lot of deception and emotion in these things that are being spurred.”

    “Mr. Zimmerman is not a Caucasian. He’s not.”

    Even when her uncle was assassinated in 1968, Dr. King said that it wasn’t fair to blame it on Caucasians.

    Right before her father left home in order to retrieve the body of the slain civil rights leader, she said she stood in the kitchen ranting, “I hate white people!”

    “Alveda, white people did not kill your uncle,” Dr. King’s father said to her as he held her in his arms. “The devil did.”

  3. She and her uncle would not share political views, based on the article. So, what she believes he would, or would not do, or feel is void. No, he would not wear saggy pants, but when did a hoody become thug gear, or disrespectful.

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