As we celebrate MLK Day, this is the real Martin Luther King.
Here, Dr. King calls out the blatant hypocrisy of white people who have received government welfare for decades but don’t think government should help anyone else. Remember this video the next time a Republican claims Dr. King would be opposed to welfare programs.
"At the very same time that America refused to give the Negro any land, through an act of Congress our government was giving away millions of acres of land in the west and the midwest. Which meant that it was willing to undergird its white peasants from Europe with an economic floor.
But not only did they give the land, they built land grant colleges with government money to teach them how to farm.
Not only that, they provided county agents to further their expertise in farming.
Not only that, they provided low-interest rates in order that they could mechanize their farm.
Not only that, today many of these people are receiving millions of dollars in federal subsidies not to farm, and they are the very people telling the black man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”