“The real shame & disrespect is that, decades after the 1st photo, racism STILL kills people & corrupts systems. #America#TakeAKnee @POTUS,” King tweeted alongside a picture of her father kneeling in prayer with other protesters with an image of the current Colin Kaepernick-led protests.
The tweets were in response to Donald Trump’s recent comments suggesting that the NFLshould fire any “son of a b***h” who kneels during the national anthem. The comments were made during a rally on Friday even as the debate concerning the national anthem has been brought to the forefront of national conversation.
“No form of protest, even nonviolent direct action, will be approved by people ‘more dedicated to order than to justice’ or by the unjust,” King wrote on Twitter.
She added, “People didn’t approve of the way my father protested injustice either; said he was causing trouble, called him an ‘outside agitator.’ #MLK.”
“Many who quote #MLK today, and use his words out of context to deter nonviolent protest, would have hated him openly then,” she continued.