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'A Riot Is the Language of the Unheard' β€” 9 MLK Quotes the Mainstream Media Won't Cite

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. "But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear?...It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity."β€”Β Β  β€œThe Other America,” 1968


'He'd be heartbroken,' Dr Alveda King toldΒ 'I am.'

She spoke after the city descended into chaos after youngsters stormed the streets on Monday following a funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old who died in police custody earlier this month.

Dr King, the director of African-American Outreach at Priests for Life and a recently-appointed Fox News commentator, said that the protests were a result of 'angry' young people not being supervised. Failing to stop them is doing them a disservice, she said.

MLK sums up rioting:

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