With the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, politicians are definitely taking notice as they become more acquainted with issues affecting black people.
Just ask Hillary Clinton, who met privately with Black Lives Matter activists last week or Mike Huckabee, who weighed in on the movement during an appearance Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room” on Tuesday (Aug. 18)
While he confessed to understanding the passion of the Black Lives Matters activists and there being an injustice, Huckabee alluded to a lack of respect in the effort as he questioned the movement’s focus on only black lives.
“You don’t do it by magnifying the problems, you do it by magnifying the solutions,” the Republican presidential hopeful told Blitzer. “When I hear people scream ‘black lives matter,’ I’m thinking, of course they do. All lives matter. It is not that any life matters more than another.”
As the interview continued, Huckabee tooted his own horn with mentioning his experience of integrating an all-white congregation when he was a pastor.
In Huckabee’s eyes, the focus of Black Lives Matter should be on injustice instead of skin color. The politician further emphasized his point by bringing in what he believed would be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s reaction to what’s been going on with the movement.
“That’s the whole message that Dr. King tried to present, and I think he’d be appalled by the notion that we’re elevating some lives above others,” Huckabee said.
So what do you think? Do you agree with Huckabee in his assessment of MLK’s presumed reaction to Black Lives Matter or do you think the civil rights icon would’ve had a different reaction to what the movement is doing and all about?
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