MLK's Kids' Money Fight -- So What Else Is New?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
So the children of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- sons Martin Luther III, Dexter Scott, and their sister, Rev. Bernice King -- are squabbling because the boys want to sell a few items from their dad's "stuff," and sissy thinks that's a bad idea. When I first read about the dispute, I rolled my eyes back and sighed despondently, as though I had heard about the loss of something or someone that was near and dear to me. Then, after a couple moments of reflection, I said of this repugnant family rift, "So What!" I then pulled up the O'Jays singing their 1975 hit: For the love of money/People will steal from their mother/For the love of money, people will rob their own brother.
There is nothing new about the King siblings' money grab, except, of course, it's happening in a famous family that lives in a glass house from which they have been chucking rocks with dollar signs on them since the days when most of the symbolism of the Civil Rights Movement were converted for financial gain.
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