Rodney King was on MSNBC last night, twenty years after the LA riots — and he had something to say about Trayvon Martin:
“The screaming, I can relate to that. It sounded like me screaming twenty years ago. That death scream. When you know you are seconds away from death.”
“It brought back memories for me. And not a pretty, pleasant one neither.”
The story also related King’s words from twenty years ago:
“Can’t we all get along?”
Given how his beating was treated, and how Trayvon’s family’s fight for plain justice has been spun into a ‘race war’ by the right-wing — the only ones predicting race riots — America? Has anything been learned?
Watch: Rodney King interviewed by Lawrence O’Donnell:
If white America still does not get how conciliatory black America is, despite all that has happened, and despite what black America learned and practiced from Dr King, despite the dignified approach of Trayvon’s parents — and despite the neo-lynching of their son’s reputation — check out Rodney King, who was almost murdered by LA cops, and how he feels 20 years later in this clip from TMZ:
Screengrab via KTVA
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