Last night on the Kelly File Baruch College History Professor Joanna Fernandez argued that unrepentant convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981 by shooting him five times in the face, should be celebrated in schools just like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also argued using words like "militant" and "convicted cop killer" to describe Mumia, is racist. Another nice nugget? A California teacher's union feels the same way.
If you don't want to listen to Fernandez yell through her re-litigation of the case (as she always does when given the opportunity), you'll find her comparison of MLK to Mumia at 5:04. Also be sure you get to the 6:00 minute mark to hear the Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley's entire response to the asinine comparison.
"Essentially by the end of his life, Martin Luther King like Mumia Abu Jamal, was a radical," she said.
"It's bad enough that some people on the Left want to celebrate this guy as a hero, turn him into some sort of celebrity, but I think it's even sadder, or just as sad, that they want to introduce this man to a curriculum for school children, hold him out as some kind of role model or hero for black children. That is the wrong message to send to black children. The worst kind of message to send to black children," Riley responded. "Comparing him to Martin Luther King who preached non-violence. This guy was a Black Panther, a separatist, King preached integration. There's just no comparison."
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