Alveda King Demolishes O'Reilly's Assertion That African-American Mothers With Six Kids Don't Have A Chance For Success

King: “Bill, I Have Six Children ... I Raised Them As A Single Mother ... We Care About Our Children”

From the April 29 edition of Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor:

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KING: Bill, I believe and we've seen that this week, the mother who went into the streets, got her son away from the rioting and told him, you are going home and you are going to stop this now. She was very demonstrative. But you notice --

O'REILLY: What did you think of her?

KING: I thought it was great what she did. And the young boy never struck back at her. He didn't.

O'REILLY: I was -- I was fascinated by that.

KING: I thought it was wonderful.

O'REILLY: But I also was fascinated by the fact that this African-American mother, who obviously loves and cares about her son.

KING: Absolutely.

O'REILLY: Has six children.

KING: Yes.

O'REILLY: By a number of different men. How does she think that these six children are going to compete in that kind of a structure?

KING: Bill, I have six children, one by one father and five by another father. I raised them as a single mother. I had a similar encounter with my youngest son. 

O'REILLY: But You are an educated woman.

KING: And I said are you trying to be a thug? Well, uh? I said he will you are not a thug.

O'REILLY: But you are an educated woman.

KING: I was an educated woman, but that lady spoke very well.

O'REILLY: She is not educated woman.

KING: Well, she's

O'REILLY: But answer my question now. We were all captivated by that, all right?

KING: Yes.

O'REILLY: But then we all say six children, a number of fathers, none of whom are present.

KING: Yeah.

O'REILLY: What kind of chance do her kids really have?

KING: They have a chance because she loves them. (emphasis added)



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