The Obama administration built the migrant cages, but the Media never reported this. In 2014, thousands of Central Americans crossed the border into Texas and were later held at a detention center in McAllen, TX.
The facility is similar to an outdoor garage and, because there was no space for beds, women and children slept on the concrete. Migrants remained outside for hours in the scorching hot temperatures and were fed meals consisting of bologna sandwiches and Kool-Aid.
MLK played a pivotal role in desegregation during the 1950s and ’60s. As a social activist, he led the civil rights movement in support of racial equality.
MLK’s non-violent approach and appeal to white middle-class citizens alienated many Black militants who believed that equality and justice needed to be attained by “any means necessary,” including violence. The Black Power movement of the 1960s and ‘70s encouraged black Americans to focus on creating economic, social, and political power of their own while ignoring the need for integration.
In August, 1963, MLK and his supporters organized a massive protest, known as the historic March on Washington. About 250,000 protesters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial demonstrating for freedom and equality. It was here that MLK delivered his famous “I have a Dream Speech,” which served as a catalyst for the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
MLK’s non-violent activism resulted in significant strides toward racial equality, helping end racial discrimination in public places and tear down barriers that made it difficult for blacks to vote. And he accomplished all this without burning a single building or throwing a single punch; instead, he used the power of rhetoric coupled with a deep vision toward serving the greater good.