Confederate Flag Supporter Makes Racist Slur About Martin Luther King

Russell Walker of York, South Carolina, filed (and lost) a lawsuit demanding that Confederate flags be returned to the local courthouse.

During an interview with Spectrum News Charlotte reporter Yoojin Cho, Walker falsely claimed the Confederate flag does not represent slavery or racism, and made a racial slur about slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr:

I don’t believe it’s a symbol of racism, I don’t believe it’s a symbol of slavery. Hey, I go down the street, I see Martin Luther Coon… uh, I shouldn’t have said that… Martin Luther King. I mean, should I rip the signs down or insist they take Martin Luther King Street down or the rest of that stuff.

(Source: Yoojin Cho/Spectrum News Charlotte/Twitter)

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