By: Diane Benjamin
Martin Luther King Day was last Monday, but ISU won’t be holding their annual dinner until Friday. Maybe even ISU knows this event should not be held on MLK Day since King would never approve of the speakers they bring in.
King was a minister. King was a Republican. King knew the fire hoses meant to break up his peaceful protests were ordered by Democrats. King knew the Jim Crow laws were made by Democrats. King spoke of Freedom – see the end of King’s I Have A Dream speech – Let Freedom Ring! I Have A Dream
For years ISU has invited the most extreme left-wing speakers to campus to speak at their MLK event. This year is no different. Just yesterday this year’s Key Note speaker said this: Source
Does this comment align with the values of Martin Luther King?
The Speaker Friday is Marc Lemont Hill – See the sold out event here
Hill also doesn’t believe blacks are capable of racism, even after a Black Lives Matter member slaughtered 5 Dallas policemen. Source
Does Hill think blacks and race relations are better after 8 years of the first black president? Maybe somebody will ask.
Where is Not In Our Town?
ISU is bringing in a speaker who denigrates “Negroes” who have left the Democrat plantation, and that’s not HATE SPEECH? It’s acceptable for blacks to attack other blacks for their beliefs? Isn’t it Not In Our Town‘s job to expose and oppose hate speech in Bloomington-Normal?
Friday’s Speaker is:
. . . presented by Office of the President, Illinois State University Housing Services and ISU Student Chapter of NAACP.
Next year maybe ISU can find a Black Republican speaker who does reflect the values and principles Martin Luther King died for.
(don’t hold your breath)
I’m embarrassed to be an ISU graduate.