Martin Luther King's Daughter Has Something To Tell Us About Race Relations In America

'Daddy taught us through his philosophy of nonviolence, which placed love at the centerpiece, that through that love we can turn enemies into friends'

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Monday of this week was the US's Martin Luther King Jr. day.

Many stars and politicians alike tweeted their support, celebration and remembrance on the day.

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But it was MLK's youngest daughter, Rev. Bernice King whose words rang truest.

Bernice King spoke to The Huffington Post about the US's race relations today and what her father would have thought,

He would be disappointed that America as a whole did not take heed to some of the things that he encouraged us to do as a nation, which was to wipe out the last vestiges of racism.

King reflected her father's mission of using love and peace as tools to overcome differences.

Daddy taught us through his philosophy of nonviolence, which placed love at the centerpiece, that through that love we can turn enemies into friends. Through that love, we can create more dignified atmospheres.

Bernice specifically noted the efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement and encouraged active involvement of people during the coming presidency, though she was clear in stating that divisions ultimately weaken progress' path to fighting inequality and injustice.

[We must] recognize that we are not seeking to defeat and destroy people but we are really seeking to defeat injustice that's trying to keep us all separated and realize our commonality. That's what [MLK Day] means to me, that's what it has always meant to me ― it's not just a day for me, it's a lifetime. It's a lifestyle.

Inspiring words from an inspiring woman before the women's march on Saturday.

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