…t his tactics, goals, and relationships with others in the movement, especially “known communists.” King spent nearly all his time on Meet the Press playing defense rather than having the honest conversation about race that white America needed (and still needs).
In my experience that conversation remains one-sided. White Americans express to other White Americans how black people should behave then post their conversations on social media for black people to read. Quite often that conversation goes like this:
“Why can’t They be hard working, industrious and respectful like the Asians?”
“Well said.” Applause and a toast follows.
Next comes commiserations over the fact that black people for the most part don’t value their wisdom. Except for the rare “good one” like Clarence Thomas or Stacey Dash.
 By which they mean first generation Asians and not their mouthy children who write books and do stand-up comedy.