White Americans have not done enough to honor the MLK Jr. legacy of finally accepting black Americans into the land of the free as complete equals. Let us also hope that black Americans do not accept the black panther radicalism of the 1960’s. Let us also hope that white Americans fully and completely reject the racism of the past hundred years!
Eisenhower won over 40% of the black vote in the 1956 election. In the very next election the Kennedy’s would disinvite Sammy Davis Jr. from the inauguration and would go on to investigate MLK Jr. The difference was that Eisenhower was not a career politician while the Kennedy’s were! Unfortunately the career politicians in the Republican Party rather than building on Eisenhower’s success with black Americans embraced southern whites in order to acquire political power. The party of Lincoln had thus come full circle!
And that is all I’m going to say about that.