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Dr. Alveda King Slams Georgia Voter ID Critics: 'Identify Me, I Know Who I Am'

'We want to be identified as citizens of the United States of America'

 on 8th April 2021 @ 6.00pm
king blasted left for comparing the state s election reforms to jim crow laws © press
King blasted left for comparing the state's election reforms to Jim Crow laws.

Georgia native Dr. Alveda King blasted criticism against the state's new voter identification requirements.

Critics claims requirements for casting absentee ballots are racist, which King disagreed with.

The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also took aim at the left for comparing the state's election reforms to Jim Crow laws.

"We fought against Jim Crow insisting, 'Give me my identity, see me as a human being equally. Ethnically my skin color may teach you something about me, but I'm one human race'," King said.

So now to say, "You don't need an ID, you don't need an identity, why do you need an identity?"

 why does anybody need to know who you are © press
'Why does anybody need to know who you are?

"'Why does anybody need to know who you are?' Please see me, please know me," she added.

"And anyway, the IDs that they're saying for voter registration and the ability to go to the polls and vote, that's free government-issued ID, you could get free ID."

"So why throw away your identity, fight and say you don't need an identity, just show up anonymously?"

"No, we want to be identified as citizens of the United States of America who helped to build a grand nation. Yes, we did."

"And going back to Jim Crow and reminding us of the racism in those days and the segregation, it was bad, very, very, very bad."

kings remarks were in contrast to joe biden  who sent a warning to georgia  telling officials to  smarten up © press
Kings remarks were in contrast to Joe Biden, who sent a warning to Georgia, telling officials to 'smarten up'

"I know it was. I lived it. Our home was bombed," she added.

"I've got a dead daddy and a dead uncle who can attest to how bad it was.

"But they said to come together."

"Martin Luther King Jr., learn to live together as brothers and sisters and not perish together as fools."

'Somebody wants to steal your identity and convince you you don't even need an identity?

"Identify me, I know who I am."

Kings remarks were in contrast to Joe Biden, who sent a warning to Georgia, telling officials to "smarten up" and "stop" the state's election integrity law, or risk losing more woke businesses.

"Look, you know, it is reassuring to see that for-profit operations and businesses are speaking up about how these new Jim Crow laws are just antithetical to who we are," Biden said.

[RELATED] Alveda King: Obama Has Set Race Relations Back by Decades

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