The internet, social media, the passage of time…none of that matters. When you read Martin Luther King’s hate mail, it all sounds exactly the same. White people complaining about black people disrupting their comfortable lives by getting demanding, and using their discomfort to justify slapping them down.
What is this Black Power business? If it is a threat to Whites– why should Whites not retaliate? Why should Whites hire Blacks?
And who is at fault? The people who are most oppressed.
You are responsible for all of these riots and havoc in this country today.
I want that person to get together with this person:
You don’t point out any FAULTS at all of your own people, just the whites.
I’m sure they’d then agree that it’s unfair to single out one group. Or perhaps a third person would chime in with an accusation of black criminality.
The hatred between the race is now at an all time peak and will get worse as the niggers continue to beat, rape and murder white women and girls.
No round of complaints is complete without someone chiming in with a ‘Dear Muslima’ — it’s much worse elsewhere, so shut up and accept a lesser inequality here.
It would be well if every American Negro compared his position and opportunity with that of his race in other countries. He would find that in none does the Negro have the advantages the United States gives him. As justified as may be many of the demands Negroes make, they are not the only matter of importance in the world.
And of course, the people telling a black civil rights leader to sit down and shut up are the true egalitarians.
It certainly must take unmititgated gall to ask the public, particularly “WHITEY” for funds to keep you and your ilk rolling along in the manner to which you have become to visibly accustomed.
Your false image is beginning to catch up with your as well as others.
I believe and contribute to any cause for advancing human dignity.
But this letter is my very favorite.
Do return that ‘Nobel-peace-prize’ that we bestowed upon you, (as a great honor) so we can give it to some one who really deserves it.
“We”? Don’t you just love the casual assumption that all the white people get together and decide who gets to have a Nobel prize?
But yeah, this person would sort of get their wish. The prize wasn’t retracted, but the Nobel committee did award one to a deserving white man: Henry Kissinger.
It’s a collection of old letters, ink on paper, that does provide some perspective on the electronic deluge of anonymous hatred we get now. It’s nothing new. Different medium, same old bigots.