Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessean. All over the world, people are celebrating the legacy of King and also reflecting on where we are today. Professor Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University definitely had some thoughts about our current president and it was pretty epic.
In a powerful speech today, Dyson said, “And now we stand today in the midst of a culture where a man gets up every morning at 5:30 a.m. to tweet. He talks about sh*thole countries, but we know where the sh*thole is — beneath his nose and above his chin. Every morning he stands up to excrete the feces of his moral depravity.”
He continued, “We know what justice looks like, this is not it. We must speak out against a president who refuses to acknowledge the humanity of the honorable people of this nation.” He also added, “It’s the right-wing Republicans who are out here trying to destroy the legacy of Martin Luther King.”