Dr. Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., joined Bold TV to discuss current race relations in the US, as well as her views on our current President. King began as a Democratic State Representative, working for a long time within the Democratic Party. Since leaving office, King has changed gears and publicly declared herself a Republican.
She presented Bold TV with her perspective on race. “If we’re actually brothers and sisters, no matter what our skin color is or our hair color, or what our features look like…we are one human race,” said King. “We need to get to a point where we see each other as human beings.”
King commends Trump and his cabinet on their patronage to the country they serve. The age old mantra, “If you don’t like America, go home” has collected heat for it’s exclusivity, but even our own President has vocalized the sentiment. King agrees, but further, she wants people to develop a love for our country rather than giving up on it. She wants to keep America, America. “Don’t try to make us be your country…if you want to stay here, help us build America,” said King. “Learn to love us.”
King believes her Uncle would have prayed for Trump if he were here today. “He would say, ‘Pray for those who are in authority so that we could have a peaceful life, and so he would pray for and with President Trump. That’s exactly what he would do,” said King. “I have voted for the President [Trump] and I look forward to voting for him again.”
King’s children’s book, “Bee You: A Guide To Becoming the Best You Can Be” speaks to the lessons she learned from her family through years of their activism and promotion of social change.