This Happened: Huffington Post magazine cover photoshops a hoodie onto MLK

Posted by: ST on July 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

The popular far left website has a print edition as well, and this is this week’s cover:

Huffington Post

This week’s print edition of the Huffington Post.

From the site:

In this week’s issue, against the backdrop of the Trayvon Martin case, the decision weakening the Voting Rights Act, and Detroit’s bankruptcy, Howard Fineman looks at how far we still are from true equality for African-Americans.

We hear from many leaders in the black community, including Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, who, as Howard puts it, “has lived and seen the best — and the worst — of what this country means, offers and does to a black man.” Rep. Cummings takes us from his experiences of childhood racism in South Baltimore all the way to his mother’s recent encounter with the first black president (“She called him ‘son’!”). It’s a story that reflects just how far America has come, but also how far we have to go.

Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared that African-Americans were “still not free,” Howard cites devastating statistics on everything from healthcare and education to poverty and incarceration rates. As Rev. Jesse Jackson puts it, “We have LeBron. We have Jay Z. We have Barack Obama. But that is not a random sample. What matters is the undercurrent, and it’s pulling our people down.”

Asked what Dr. King would think if he were alive today, Rev. Jackson postulates, “he would say that we are freer but less equal.”

Don’t you love the race-baiting from the Huffington Post? The ruling on Voter ID was a “setback” for black people, they insinuate, even though the part of the law struck down will not impact one iota the right of ANY American to vote.  And George Zimmerman not being found guilty of “murdering” Trayvon Martin was another, even though ALL evidence pointed to Zimmerman’s claim of self defense.  Detroit’s bankruptcy declaration? Forget blaming big government and the cycle of dependency that disproportionately affects the black community.

The icing on top of the cake, besides the deliberately inflammatory hoodie photo, is having the one of the kings of race-baiting in America – the  Rev. Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson – quoted as an authority on what Dr. King would say if he were alive today.  I personally believe that if King were alive today that the likes of Jackson and Sharpton would  deeply embarrass him, but I’m probably not supposed to say that because I’m white.

In any event, yes we still have a ways to go to get beyond racism in America.  Some of that is indeed due to lingering racism from some whites towards blacks, and vice versa, but the primary reason we can’t move forward in this issue is because race-hustlers like Jackson and Sharpton and their enablers like the President himself and his Attorney General don’t want us to move forward.  Having honest and frank discussions about race in this country, talking about how liberal “Great Society” programs  have had a disastrous long-lasting effects on what was once a thriving black community, the ongoing negative impact of the 60s feminist movement’s push to make fathers irrelevant in a child’s life, and how race pimps like the Reverends – among others – do more harm than good with their outrageous rhetoric, is not something elitist liberals want to talk about.  Because once we do, and more people start to see the light, the less number of people will view themselves as “victims” in need of government “help”, and then the Democrat party walls will come crashing down.

“Forward”? Nope, not on this issue. Not for liberals.   Shameful.

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4 Responses to “This Happened: Huffington Post magazine cover photoshops a hoodie onto MLK”


  1. Steve Skubinna says:

    So is it really a sign of racism that one cannot assault a person without risking getting shot? Or is the deal that Blacks should get a pass on physical assault? And if so, may they assault anyone they fancy or only Hispanics? Is there a list of which groups members of other groups may prey upon?

    Personally, I would never make that latter argument. It seems to me, clueless dweeb that I am, to be racist. What’s the basis for that one – that the redress for historical wrongs is open season on Hispanics? Or is it more pernicious, a suggestion that young Black males cannot restrain their violent impulses and it’s racist to insist they adhere to civilized standards of behavior?

    I’m really confused here. What’s the story? Are young black males fully fledged members of civil society, or do they inhabit a shadow existence of their own, with rules that apply only to them?

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    So, what makes Howard Fineman an authority on race relations? Maybe it is his ranking as the seventh-most left/liberal journalist in America, according to

    Each year on the anniversary of MLK’s birthday in January, various black members of communities all over this nation are interviewed about his message. You would never know they even had a nodding acquaintance with what he stood for.

    I was in Memphis on the first anniversary of MLK’s assassination. Since then, I have been halfway around the world fighting in a war. That night in Memphis was as shocking a display as I have ever seen.

  3. TomTB says:

    It seems like George Zimmerman WAS judging Treyvon Martin by the “content of his character, and not the color of his skin”, after having had his nose broken, and his head being slammed into the curb!

  4. driguana says:

    Any comparison between MLK and Trayvon Martin is shameful. MLK was a civil rights leader. Martin was not. Period.