Martin Luther King's Daughter Weighs In On Ways To Make A Difference While Trump Is In Office

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Martin Luther King's Daughter Weighs In On Ways To Make A Difference While Trump Is In Office

For Americans who are ethically opposed to much of President Donald Trump's agenda, the question of how to productively resist his controversial policies is an important one.

In just the last few weeks, people have seen the different ways these strategies manifest themselves. From the women's march on Washington to a slew of phone calls opposing Betsy DeVos, the opposition to Trump has had a busy month. 

But there have been less flattering stories, too: the man who berated Ivanka Trump in front of her children, violent protests against the Trump-supporting, right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulus and mean, hateful criticisms of Trump's son Barron.

Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., weighed in with a Facebook post on Wednesday, offering her thoughts on a viral post being shared widely on Facebook about how to oppose Trump's policies.



A screenshot of the Facebook post circulating that King commented on. 
A screenshot of the Facebook post circulating that King commented on. 

The post encourages readers to be above mudslinging and focus on addressable issues. It reminds people that Trump is not alone and a sizable group of people beyond the president's administration both support his policies and are working to implement them. The advice calls to mind former first lady Michelle Obama's words at the Democratic National Convention: "When they go low, we go high."

But when King reposted it, she did so with her own take on the viral post, adjusting the first point to strike a stronger tone of positivity and levelheadedness.

"Use his name sparingly so as not to detract from the issues," she wrote. "I believe that everyone, regardless of their beliefs, deserves the dignity of being called by their name. However, this is a strategic tactic. While we are so focused on him, we are prone to neglect the questionable policies that threaten freedom, justice and fairness advanced by the administration."

It's not the first time King has spoken out about Trump, either. 

"Don't be afraid of who sits in the White House," she told the congregation at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day. "God can triumph over Trump."

Her post already has over 19,000 shares. If you are someone who opposed his views, it's worth giving this guide a read.

Cover photo: Shutterstock / Traci Hahn

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