U.S.–This week, America celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought for the rights of all Americans to be judged by a single tweet they made ten years ago.
King’s civil rights movement saw several small victories in the 20th century, but its largest victories have all occurred more recently as Twitter was invented.
It is one famous King quote, however, that is used not only by Democrats to push the correct political ideology, but also by Republicans, who push the wrong one: “I have a dream that one day people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by their old tweets."
"As our forefathers said, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal unless you tweet something bad.'"
"Americans need a better understanding of these beautiful words from Dr. King," one New York Times journalist wrote in an opinion piece yesterday. "It doesn't matter if you're black, brown, yellow, or purple. What really matters is that if you made a joke a decade ago, we will destroy you."