Recently, Martin Luther King III, son of the well-known civil rights activist recollected his father’s legacy on several issues in an interview who eventually addressed the British media’s treatment of the Suits actress, Meghan Markle. As Martin spoke to iNews, he expressed utter dismay over the matter and told that he was “greatly disappointed” to see the behaviour of the press towards Meghan, since she stepped inside the royal brood. The American human rights advocate remarked, “The reports that I saw were very, very, very difficult reports of how she was treated.”
An undeniable falsification
He continued further, “I’m not surprised, in other words, it’s not like ‘Oh, wow, that that’s a surprise’ because these institutions have been here forever. And the institutions have been structured in a certain way. So when you operate as Harry just happens to fall in love with someone who is not in the traditional set of circumstances, then there was going to be pushback. I think that’s the process that we have to still continue to work through to rid our society of racism”. His statements were triggered at the ongoing corruption present within the system which continues unleash biased perceptions about specific communities.
Flashing racial injustice
Meanwhile, he also sparked concern about the global Black Lives Matter movement which has stretched beyond our day to day life. It has been more than a month that George Floyd’s death uncovered the subject of police brutality throughout the world, resulting in mass protests. Martin acknowledged the contribution of the youngsters in the movement saying, “If my father just arrived here today and saw what was going on, he would be greatly pleased that young white kids, along with black kids, are joining in this movement”. Afterwards, he added, “But he’d be greatly disappointed about where we are, how our progress has stalled for several years, that we’ve not made further progress.”