United in prayer: March honors legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Scott Carroll, Commercial Appeal, August 1, 2011

Standing near the entrance to Downtown’s Clayborn Temple Sunday evening, Nina Tayloe grabbed the hands of 75-year-old Brown Berry, dropped to her knees and cried out for forgiveness.

“Forgive me,” she said. “Forgive me on behalf of my family for the ugliness of that time . . . but praise God, we have a beautiful Lord who brings about hope and restoration.”

Berry, a young black man in Memphis during the civil rights movement and sanitation workers strike, nodded his head in acceptance and embraced the 59-year-old white woman.

Before the crumbling steps of a shuttered church closely associated with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than two dozen people–including clergy from Christian denominations across Memphis–gathered at 6 p.m. for a prayer march remembering his legacy.

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Prayers were focused on family, church, education and the upcoming “Great Day of the Dreamers,” an event commemorating the 48th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” as well as the dedication of a memorial in his honor in Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    If it’s OK for whites to apologize (read admit guilt) for something their ancestors did 300-200 years ago, then it must be okay for society to blame all blacks for the chronic crime and failure committed by such a large percentage of their race.

  • Question Diversity

    I looked at the prominent photo on the original article. Needless to say, I wasn’t pleased. Because AR has standards, I won’t give my metaphorical interpretation of the photograph. Just my saying that should be an indicator to what I’m thinking.

    Did Nina Tayloe murder Martin Luther King? Did she have any criminal culpability in the series of events that led to his assassination? The way this article is written, all white Memphis might as well assassinated him, when in “reality,” (supposedly and officially), an escapee from the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City and an on-again off-again St. Louisan who somehow was able to live on the lam for more than a year was able to plan the assassination, follow MLK around, do the deed, escape, cross into Canada, then afford airfare from a Canadian city to London and again from London to Rhodesia, (he was arrested in London), in the days when any airline ticket was expensive, much more two long international flights not booked in advance. Definitely something fishy about that “official” story.

  • Anonymous

    What a disgusting sight. A so-called “white” person on her knees to a black asking forgiveness. It’s no wonder that many think White Christians are crazy.

    This PC nonsense that poses as Christianity today, will most certainly destroy the White race. Even “conservative” Christians believe all this nonsense that their pastors/churches have been telling them for decades now.

    Thank God, (I am a true White Christian) I do not believe one lick of what they are preaching as I know they are following the false one.

    The Church has been infiltrated and taken over just as our government, military, our schools, our institutions, media, etc. has been.

    Does anyone really think that the Church wouldn’t be infiltrated? They were the first on the list, so as to get Whitey through their faith, and fill their heads with love everybody, pray for your enemy, turn the other cheek, be nice, don’t offend anyone, take care of the whole world, we are all the same, and the list just goes on and on.

    This is why we have that “white” person on her knees asking forgiveness to some black guy! Wonder what God is thinking right now.

  • NBJ

    As a white woman, I can’t even begin to explain how the photo of that woman on her knees makes me feel, so I won’t even try. It’s a feeling only another female race realist can understand.

  • Harumphty Dumpty

    “Forgive me, forgive me on behalf of my family for the ugliness of that time…”

    And then the elderly black gentleman tenderly raised her up, fell on his own knees before her, and beseeched,

    “Forgive me, forgive me on behalf of my people for the ugliness of the present time…”

  • HH

    It is precisely this type of nauseating groveling, made even more disgusting by the racial component, that has always made the writings of, say, a Friedrich Nietzsche so much more appealing to me than ancient Asiatics!!

  • on the lam from the Thought Police

    Blacks should be asking for forgiveness for the way they are dragging this country down with their crime, their illegitimacy, and their inferior performance.

  • MAX

    If blacks were honest with themselves they would be THANKING White America for giving them the highest standard of living for blacks in the World. Even the poorest black lives like an African King would in the motherland.

    Blacks have received more than the reparations they are trying to weasel out of the government many times more over the last 200 years.

    Will these blacks ever wake up and learn to do for themselves?

  • 44th Georgia

    The only disgust I have for my ancestors is that they didn’t win the Southern War for Independence.

    This misguided fool Nina has gotten herself so lathered up and emotional on (fake) Christianity that she’s defenseless against any harebrained suggestion.

    Nina Tayloe reminds me of the white aid worker who was gang raped by blacks in Haiti. Through god awful circuitous logic she found a way to blame the white man for it.

    Bet old Nina regularly drives to Starbucks in her electric car plastered with Obama stickers to sip expensive hot water and cackle on and on with like minded fools about The One.

    Tayloe’s emotional display reminds me of a Southern Baptist convention back in the 90’s where white men came up on stage and washed the feet of black men as atonement for white sins against Africans. Made me want to vomit; the white men’s actions and the thought of the stinky feet.

    In the good old days the Baptists, the K, and the law were all one happy organization. Wrong? Perhaps. But at least white people of that era didn’t feel the need for CCW as they do now.

    “Men of the Valley…..The Lincoln administration required us to raise three regiments……Tell him we have done so”. Gods and Generals, Stonewall Jackson’s speech.

  • Christopher Nelson

    You know, it’s funny to see that woman, in that position, in front of that black man. MLK, being the whoremonger that he was, would have enjoyed seeing that as an honoring to his name.

    She is obviously a mentally ill woman bowing down before her black god. She worships at the church of white guilt. It is sad to see an adult acting that silly.

  • Jack D.R.

    Is this not enough to make one sick?

    “Before the crumbling steps of a shuttered church closely associated with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., more than two dozen people—including clergy from Christian denominations across Memphis—gathered at 6 p.m. for a prayer march remembering his legacy.” Any and everything that is associated with “The Good Doctor” seems to be in a state of falling apart, crumbling, collapse, and deterioration. Case in point: this country’s government and its agencies fall all over themselves vomiting platitudes to this man.

    What does the article have to do with the essence of Christianity? One must ask the question, was the European American/European person better-off before or after the arrival to prominence of Dr. Martin Luther King? Before the arrival of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a White person would, certainly, not bow down before one. What would possess a White person, with any pride and character, to represent him or herself in such a submissive way?

  • Anonymous

    9 — 44th Georgia wrote at 12:00 PM on August 6:T

    ayloe’s emotional display reminds me of a Southern Baptist convention back in the 90’s where white men came up on stage and washed the feet of black men as atonement for white sins against Africans. Made me want to vomit; the white men’s actions and the thought of the stinky feet.

    ******************************

    I remember that and it made me sick to my stomach that ANY White man would do such blasphemy. Especially so-called Christians.

    That is when I really KNEW that we are living in the age of fake Christianity. I quit “church” a long time ago because of their racial insanity and brotherhood of man… I read and listen to my online Church. It is all that keeps my sanity in this upside down America and all White nations have succumbed to.

    I bet those black guys got a big laugh out of that later.

  • François

    I am not very familiar with the details of American history, so I wonder: how long has it been since Lincoln freed the Black slaves?

    Does the Black community expect things such as affirmative action and White guilt trips such as this one, to go on until, I don’t know.. maybe the year 2311, three hundred years from now? Just how many generations of Whites must apologize to please the Blacks?

    The kinds of judicial systems we have in the West, do not consider the children of an offender to be responsible for the crimes of their father (or mother), so I am convinced this just has to end, at some point.

  • Greg

    At anon 3:

    I’m sorry to hear your church is focused on short-term political issues rather than the truths of the gospel. Whereas I’ve not experienced that problem personally, it appears that too many churches have lost focus on essential doctrines for whatever political message is in vogue–a shallow and self-defeating strategy.

    It is pathetic people feel responsible for the actions of their ancestors. It is not only illogical (people unborn cannot do anything about the past), but it is counterproductive. Slavery was experienced by zero blacks today, but they continue on feeling this “pain” only because a complicit white population continues to play along. Like veterans returning home from the traumas of war only to live out the scenarios again in “counseling sessions,” dwelling on past racial-relations does not “heal” any wounds…it only creates them.

    Futhermore, we here at AmRen all know about MLK. It is amazing his legacy continues–despite the affairs, the swearing, the socialism, the plagarism, etc. The worse thing that could have happened was that he was assassinated and became a martyr.

  • MrGJG

    A more despicable sight, I have never seen.

    Even worse, the kind sick and twisted psyche this woman has can only germinate in a sick and twisted society.

    How many other people with this diseased mindset are spread throughout America, as well as other western countries?

    I’m not sure who it was that said it first; paraphrasing: we can survive an Obama presidency, but can we survive a people who elected him?

  • Mike B.

    That is simply one of THE MOST revolting pictures I have ever seen in my life.

    My suggestion to AmRen is they take that picture (if it’s not copyrighted in some way) and plaster it on the left or right side of the home page (with the appropriate caption) and leave it there as a permanent part of the site.

    Everybody knows that Caucasians have evolved further than any other race. But somehow, we must have reached the point where there must be a mutant guilt gene in some of us. Those people carrying that gene have split off from us in the last fifty years. Expanding on the saying a very popular radio host uses, “Liberalism is a mental disorder”, it’s worse than that.

    “Liberalism is a mental disease.”

    …and I don’t know what the cure is.

  • white is right, black is whack

    I, as a white man, will apologize for the fact 5% of whites owned slaves before the Civil War it blacks will apologize for selling black slaves to whites. I will apologize if blacks today apologize for black on white crimes. I will apologize if blacks will stop demanding whites include them in our society. Deal?

  • Anonymous

    Could a feminist explain to me why anti-black policies are something a woman should apologize for.

    Before 1920 few states allowed women to vote, so they had little direct political power. Female economic power was also minimal. After the 1920’s, there was the Depression and WWII, during which national focus was on economic recovery and then military matters. After 1945, female political power began to manifest itself, and eliminating anti-black policies was an important goal. To accomplish this, States’ Rights were trashed, and quasi-divine power was bestowed upon the Federal Judiciary. Suddenly Racism became a deadly sin. Sure there were the Communist, Liberal, progressive, etc. men working in pro-black causes, but it was voting women that provided the political clout that destroyed anti-black opposition.

    Ladies, take credit where credit is due! No need to go down on your knees to apologize for white male evil, which you worked so effectively to destroy.

  • Question Diversity

    Memphian James Edwards adds some great commentary:

    http://goo.gl/tVNzM

    http://goo.gl/nWcuq

    My personally preferred alternate theory on the assassination of MLK (you knew I had one per my post 2 above) is that someone in his own entourage had him knocked off, set up JER as the front and stuffed his pockets with money. The reason is that they feared MLK would become a discredited has-been in the civil rights movement and this would discredit them all. With MLK “on the other side,” he would be a big martyr, and his entourage would be the new CRM top leaders.

    Incidentally, during his last stint of freedom before JER was sent to Jeff City, his favorite watering hole was very close to where I lived for most of my childhood and young adulthood. A boarded up building, now.

  • Anonymous

    14 — Greg wrote at 2:29 AM on August 7:

    At anon 3:

    I’m sorry to hear your church is focused on short-term political issues rather than the truths of the gospel. Whereas I’ve not experienced that problem personally, it appears that too many churches have lost focus on essential doctrines for whatever political message is in vogue—a shallow and self-defeating strategy.

    *****************

    Just exactly what gospel do they teach? Is it what poster #3 says? Re-read the post. Especially this part below. Do you believe the church has been infiltrated many eons ago? I do. Do you believe in mixing the races all together in a nation? I don’t. The churches preach that now and the brotherhood of man. Does your church preach that? What about the “translations” of some verses in the Bible? Do you think that some were “messed with” along the line? I do.

    ************************************

    The Church has been infiltrated and taken over just as our government, military, our schools, our institutions, media, etc. has been.

    Does anyone really think that the Church wouldn’t be infiltrated? They were the first on the list, so as to get Whitey through their faith, and fill their heads with love everybody, pray for your enemy, turn the other cheek, be nice, don’t offend anyone, take care of the whole world, we are all the same, and the list just goes on and on.

    This is why we have that “white” person on her knees asking forgiveness to some black guy! Wonder what God is thinking right now.

  • Heritage Girl

    NBJ – as your fellow White woman, I know *exactly* what you mean. It’s very hard to express those feelings.

    Francois, someone else will probably answer this too, but the “Civil War” ended in 1865. And yes, they do expect us to pay until the end of time.

    I’ve struggled with reconciling my Christian faith with my beliefs about race relations. Glad to see I’m not the only one who has sometimes had frustration with the church about that.

  • Sylvie

    — Question Diversity wrote at 7:44 PM on August 5:

    I looked at the prominent photo on the original article.

    So did I Q,D and I really wish I didn’t. That sickening display beggars belief! Is this woman going to get down on her knees and beg the forgiveness from every ‘person of colour’ that she sees during her day-to-day life? Or does she only git down and beg on MLK-style anniversaries?

    — Harumphty Dumpty wrote at 8:52 PM on August 5:

    “Forgive me, forgive me on behalf of my family for the ugliness of that time…”

    And then the elderly black gentleman tenderly raised her up, fell on his own knees before her, and beseeched,

    “Forgive me, forgive me on behalf of my people for the ugliness of the present time…”

    Thanks HD, I needed a bit of a laugh after that.

  • Anonymous

    16 — Anonymous wrote at 8:13 PM on August 7:

    Could a feminist explain to me why anti-black policies are something a woman should apologize for.

    Before 1920 few states allowed women to vote, so they had little direct political power. Female economic power was also minimal. After the 1920’s, there was the Depression and WWII, during which national focus was on economic recovery and then military matters. After 1945, female political power began to manifest itself, and eliminating anti-black policies was an important goal. To accomplish this, States’ Rights were trashed, and quasi-divine power was bestowed upon the Federal Judiciary. Suddenly Racism became a deadly sin. Sure there were the Communist, Liberal, progressive, etc. men working in pro-black causes, but it was voting women that provided the political clout that destroyed anti-black opposition.

    Ladies, take credit where credit is due! No need to go down on your knees to apologize for white male evil, which you worked so effectively to destroy.

    ———————————

    EXACTLY!

    I am an older White woman and I sure do remember the days of the “feminists” and the churches following along with their PC preaching and their love everybody, inclusiveness, turn the other cheek, we are all God’s children, love your enemies, etc. mantra.

    I remember thinking, this is nothing but a enemy movement to destroy White women, the family and the White men, AND the Christianity of old. I remember going to church as a youngster and took it for granted that White and Christianity was one.

    I have 3 WHITE sons and some male grandsons and I will fight till the death for them to survive. BTW, so will my daughters and granddaughters!

  • jack

    TO 2 — Question Diversity:

    Dead on.

    The one thing I am sick of is this endless preoccupation with a completely twisted false idea of “forgiveness.”

    You can’t ask for forgiveness for someone else and for something you have not done from someone that has no right to grant it in the first place.

    Fools, all of them on both sides.

  • Anonymous

    Forgive us for what?????????? These people are not slaves and I am not their keeper. Wake up white people. Let a white person try to get welfare or food stamps and they laugh at you.

  • Rat in a Maze

    Greg @ 14:

    It is pathetic people feel responsible for the actions of their ancestors.

    It is an OUTRAGE that schools and msm keep shoving MLK in our faces while pushing aside our white heroes and founders, making our white children feel guilty and ashamed. You must tell your children that this is perverted and wrong, teach them about white history the great achievements of white culture and western civ. Otherwise, they’ll be down on their knees groveling to nonwhites about things they had nothing to do with.

    Slavery was experienced by zero blacks today, but they continue on feeling this “pain” only because a complicit white population continues to play along.

    We are forced to play along. Try bringing up MLK’s blatant plagiarism or womanizing and see how far you get. You may lose your job or be charged with hate speech.

    Black pain = $$$ extracted from white America.

    Like veterans returning home from the traumas of war only to live out the scenarios again in ‘counseling sessions,’ dwelling on past racial-relations does not ‘heal’ any wounds…it only creates them.

    Good points.

    The point of shoving past racial relations on whites is not to ‘heal’ any wounds. It is to undermine whites by vilifying white culture AND to extract money from us.

    This recent helicopter shoot down in Afghanistan has strengthened my resolve to speak forcefully to the young in my family about NOT serving a government that does nothing but make them feel guilty and constantly vilifies them to nonwhites prodding them to attack us. There IS a genocide being conducted against whites by the US government RIGHT HERE in the US!

    None of my family members will return from the Middle East in a body bag, sacrificing themselves for a government that refuses them justice in their own homeland.

  • dhb

    What a disgusting picture. I wonder if the apologetic woman on her knees knows of the Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome murders? If she read the horrible details of that crime she might just have a change of heart.

  • Duran Dahl

    Liberalism is indeed a mental illness, specifically, a delusional disorder. Liberals, when confronted with reality, do the same thing the insane do, they dig in and defend their delusion because factual reality stands diametrically opposed to their warped rendition of reality. The “cure” arrives too late for them, it is the terrible realization that sometimes strikes home immediately prior to an unpleasant death. Many liberals and others of the left-wing persuasion are “dispensationalists ” and seem to believe that, having turned on their own kind, the dusky races will honor them once the tables are turned. They are often the first to get the “cure” that the reds always give their “useful idiots.” The best they can hope for is the tried-and-true bullet in the neck. The other “curative” options are exponentially unpleasant, but equally effective.

  • Boethius

    Liberalism is more than a mental disorder. It is the modern face of evil. Let that sink in for a moment if you will. When so-called conservatives actually believe that we will begin to restore America and the Christian Church. If we don’t, we won’t-it’s that simple.

  • Gayle Sollenberger

    I was channeling chasing a few years ago on a day I was off from work and I saw a young white man apologize to an old black woman on Oprah Winfrey a few years ago because his family owned slaves. It was so embarrassing. It made me sick, I had to turn the channel.