Jews and MLK

The story of the wealthy Jew, the influential Jew of United States would not be a reality if not for MLK. Remember that before the civil rights act, before the work of Martin Luther King Jr, a Jew (Leo Frank) could be strung up in Georgia in front a crowd and nothing would happen to those who killed him. Before Martin Luther King, Jews could be singled out the way Mexican and Central Americans are today, and prevented from emigrating even in the midst of Genocide, as was the reality due to the Immigration act of 1924. Before MLK and his work, Jewish people could be excluded from buying homes in areas like La Jolla California, attending Universities like Harvard, participating in Fraternities like Pi Kappa Alpha or being part of country clubs like Rancho Santa Fe country club. 

Jewish communities often speak that they marched with Martin Luther King Jr. Reality is that they did not march for him or for black people, they marched for their own rights which at the moment were not guaranteed and often trampled on. If it was not for the sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the wealthy and influential Jewish people who are in fraternities, who are country club members, who live in wealthy neighborhoods of New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, the wealthy and influential Jewish people who contribute to politics and Israel, whose kids attend Stanford and Harvard, these people, simply would not exist. 

So as a Jew and an American, I owe a deep deep debt of gratitude to the work and sacrifices of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And if you are Jewish, you do as well. 

The story of the wealthy Jew, the influential Jew of United States would not be a reality if not for MLK. Remember that before the civil rights act, before the work of Martin Luther King Jr, a Jew (Leo Frank) could be strung up in Georgia in front a crowd and nothing would happen to those who killed him. Before Martin Luther King, Jews could be singled out the way Mexican and Central Americans are today, and prevented from emigrating even in the midst of Genocide, as was the reality due to the Immigration act of 1924. Before MLK and his work, Jewish people could be excluded from buying homes in areas like La Jolla California, attending Universities like Harvard, participating in Fraternities like Pi Kappa Alpha or being part of country clubs like Rancho Santa Fe country club.

Jewish communities often speak that they marched with Martin Luther King Jr. Reality is that they did not march for him or for black people, they marched for their own rights which at the moment were not guaranteed and often trampled on. If it was not for the sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the wealthy and influential Jewish people who are in fraternities, who are country club members, who live in wealthy neighborhoods of New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, the wealthy and influential Jewish people who contribute to politics and Israel, whose kids attend Stanford and Harvard, these people, simply would not exist. 

So as a Jew and an American, I owe a deep deep debt of gratitude to the work and sacrifices of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And if you are Jewish, you do as well. 

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