Martin Luther King Jr's niece Alveda King made some comments Monday about the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict that people on both sides of the aisle should heed.
Appearing on the Steve Malzberg Show on NewsMax TV, King said the NAACP was "race-baiting" and trying to stir up "racial anarchy" by pushing for the justice department to prosecute a civil rights case against Zimmerman.
STEVE MALZBERG: There’s all kinds of calls from the NAACP and everyone else on that side of the issue for a civil rights case to be brought against George Zimmerman. Do you believe that that would be helpful?
ALVEDA KING: It is not helpful to race-bait, NAACP and all of those other organizations who also support abortion, who also support the destruction of natural marriage and family. So we need to wonder why they’re doing that, what kind of checks and money they’re getting behind the scenes to stir us up into racial anarchy when we should be speaking nonviolence, justice, peace, and love as Trayvon’s parents are doing by the way.
And so I believe that we need to ask why they’re race-baiting, because they are, and therefore I don’t defend they’re issues. “Oh, this is a race problem. It’s all of that.” No, this is a human heart problem. We need to approach this in prayer, we need to be nonviolent, we need to learn from this lesson so that Trayvon Martin, many years from now when we remember, will say that’s the time in American history when people realized that something was very wrong in America, a young man died, and America went on her knees. That’s really what I’m trying to get across.