Martin Luther King on How Whites Should Respond to Rioting

Rioting is counterproductive, but whites of good will must not allow themselves to be distracted by it

Ronald Franklin
Jun 2, 2020 · 4 min read
Dr. Martin Luther King with President Lyndon B. Johnson. Source: National Archives (public domain)

The latest murder (as the autopsy makes clear) of an African American man, George Floyd, by a Minneapolis police officer has spawned days of nationwide protests. Those protests reflect rage not…