Reince Priebus and the RNC sent out a press release acknowledging and celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the March on Washinton for Jobs and Freedom, but members of the GOP have not spoken out against voter suppression or police brutality in 2016.
Dr. King addressed voting rights in Mississippi and police brutality during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Roland Martin said, “If you won’t say nothing about voter suppression in 2016 or police brutality in 2016, don’t you dare praise Dr. King for speaking [about] the same issues in 1963.”
Donald Trump attempts to use the tragic shooting of Dwyane Wade’s cousin, Nykea Aldridge for his political gain by posting a tone-deaf tweet about the incident. Trump Tweeted:
Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2016
During this edition of The Roland Martin Show, Martin takes Trump to task for his insensitive and ill-timed post on Twitter.
49ers’ Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has sparked a firestorm by deciding to sit during the National Anthem to protest social injustice in America. Listen to Kaepernick explain why he chose this particular protest action.
On Monday morning Dr. Jason Johnson, Professor of political science and Politics Editor for The Root explained the unknown history of the song that represents America. Listen to Martin and Dr. Johnson’s discussion breaking down the race-based sentiment originally expressed in the National Anthem and the outrage Kaepernick is facing by exercising his First Amendment rights.
All that and more in this edition of The Roland Martin Show.
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