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Martin Luther King's Daughter Dr Bernice Shares Emotional Post Following George Floyd Case

Bettina Dizon
Jun 02, 2020
11:00 P.M.

Dr. Bernice King recently shared a post on Twitter, emphasizing the strength of non-violence methods for social change, following the death of George Floyd.

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Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the world-renowned minister and activist Martin Luther King, highlighted the essence of non-violence as she united with the African-Americans. King's tweet read:

"Many disagree with nonviolence as a method for social change. One of the reasons for that is, I believe, is the Kingian Nonviolence is often mistaught and misunderstood."

Dr. Bernice King speaks onstage during 2020 Salute to Greatness Awards Gala at Hyatt Regency Atlanta on January 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source: Getty Images

Dr. Bernice King speaks onstage during 2020 Salute to Greatness Awards Gala at Hyatt Regency Atlanta on January 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Source: Getty Images

DR. KING SPEAKS ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE

In the post, she clarified that such a method is "active," "aggressive," and "strategic" in pursuit of seeking justice.

The attorney ended her post by giving value to each and every potential victim's life, noting that they are all part of the solution. "I still hear you and love you," she sincerely wrote.

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LeBron James continued to use his platform in recent days by posting a photo of himself, wearing Floyd's last words, "I Can't Breathe."

THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

The non-violent calling of the youngest King sibling came amid the social injustice against George Floyd, an African-American who was killed by a police officer who rested his knee on the victim's neck until death.

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Protests that signified the importance of black lives occurred in about 30 cities across the United States. Tensions increased as looting took place, leading to riots between authorities and protesters.

While she understood the sentiments of her fellow brothers and sisters, King used a city briefing in Atlanta as the opportunity to call for a peaceful movement.

While speaking of the genuine change that non-violence brings, she marked her father's words that believed riots are for the unheard.

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"You're not honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. When you burn down this city, you're burning down our community," said Mayor Keisha Bottoms of Atlanta City in support of the late civil rights activist's daughter.

LEBRON JAMES SPEAKS AGAINST RACISM

The heightened issue has garnered multiple reactions from several personalities, including 3-time NBA Champion LeBron James.

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The athlete unleashed his outrage on social media, as he posted a photo of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's famed kneeling pose that served as a protest against police brutality.

James continued to use his platform in recent days by posting a photo of himself, wearing Floyd's last words, "I Can't Breathe." Fans of the NBA Superstar were thrilled that a man of his success stood up for his people.

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