Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, stated that she thinks Rep. Maxine Waters was “playing the race card” during a heated floor debate with Rep. Mike Kelly over perceived racism with lending in the auto industry.
In an interview on Fox Business “Cavuto: Coast-to-Coast”, King told host Neil Cavuto that Waters is on “the wrong frequency” and agreed with Rep. Kelly.
King said Kelly was correct in his argument that the whole nation “needs help” and is “in trouble” and added that Waters is “playing the race card again.”
King quoted her uncle, who said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” and argued that the only way to do that is to get past the “skin color argument.”
“Our blood is red,” she told Cavuto. “We are made of one blood. Of one blood God made all people live together on the face of the earth.”
She claimed that “skin color does not the person make” and reiterated that instead of calling for unity, Waters is playing the race card.
While she was in Washington, King told Cavuto that she’s had people of varying skin hues compliment President Trump’s administration for the job that it’s doing.
“I can get a mortgage now, my mother can move in with me,” she shared what people have told her. “More people are really working across the board regardless of skin color.”
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During the floor debate about perceived racism in the auto industry in regards to lending, Rep. Kelly told Waters to “stop talking about discrimination” and start focusing on the nation as a whole.
“Don’t you dare talk to me like that,” she said and Fox Business reported she added that she was “offended as an African-American woman” by his comments.
King didn’t dispell the possibility that racism still existing in lending, but he encouraged Americans to educate themselves and ensure measures to prevent minorities from being given higher rates just because of their skin color are enforced.
“It’s the hostility, it’s the ugliness, it’s the vitriol that I don’t agree with,” she explained. “Stop dividing the country with the race card, that’s my problem.”