Fox host asks whether Martin Luther King Jr. would have recoiled at Confederate statues

Fox host asks whether Martin Luther King Jr. would have recoiled at Confederate statues

Neil Cavuto: "Did they recoil at them? Did they hate them?"

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From the August 23 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): What do you think your dad and your uncle would say in this environment?

And did you know or did your dad or uncle have anything to say about growing up in the Atlanta area and the South where there were a lot of these statues back then, did they recoil at them? Did they hate them? 

ALVEDA KING: There was never a recoiling because we have inhumanity to humanity. People being mean and fighting each other. And their answer was always nonviolent peaceful reconciliation. 

Get your facts, real facts, not fake news, inform your public, investigate, find out the state of your own heart, negotiate, peacefully protest, and reconcile. That's the six steps of nonviolent conflict reconciliation. And that was their principle.

You know, they did say, like Jesus said, "turn the other cheek" and I remember kind a like, well, Jesus has two cheeks, suppose I hit you again.

You have to be a little bit ready to stand firm in these principles. And I did learn that from them. I really did. 

Previously:

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Fox News Channel
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Neil Cavuto, Alveda King
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Your World with Neil Cavuto
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