South Africa 19.1.2016 01:55 pm

‘Blacks, LGBT still face oppression’ – Facebook boss

In this February 24, 2014 photo Facebook's billionaire creator Mark Zuckerberg speaks on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

In this February 24, 2014 photo Facebook's billionaire creator Mark Zuckerberg speaks on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

“We’ve made great progress since Dr. King’s time, but the fight continues.”

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg took to his Facebook account to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the statement, Zuckerberg stated that Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, LGBT still faced oppression.

“We’ve made great progress since Dr. King’s time, but the fight continues. Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, LGBT and many more communities in the United States still face oppression. Billions of people around the world are still fighting for their basic rights,” said Zuckerberg.

“But as many challenges as we face, there are also millions of people fighting for freedom and justice inspired by leaders like Dr. King. Every day, courageous leaders build new bridges between communities and share their stories to inspire others to do the same. These are the actions that move the arc of the moral universe, and they remind us why connecting the world is so important,” Zuckerberg added.

This comes as the world celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, centred on his January 15 birthday.

King was shot at 6.01 p.m., on April 4, 1968, as he stood on the Lorraine Motel’s second-floor balcony. It is reported the bullet entered through his right cheek, smashing his jaw, then travelled down his spinal cord before lodging in his shoulder. He was later confirmed dead at St. Joseph’s Hospital at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

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