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Apple and Tim Cook Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, a federal holiday commemorating the American civil rights movement leader.

Apple today has honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full-page tribute on its website. A photo of Dr. King is accompanied by an iconic quote of his: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."


Over the weekend, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a photo of himself and others volunteering at A.J. Dorsa Elementary School in San Jose, California, reflective of Dr. King's call for people to serve others.

Cook has since commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in a follow-up tweet.


Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.

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11 months ago
I can't take Tim seriously with his "social equality" mentality. Yes, it's MLK day. Good to honor this day...but when Tim comes in with any kind of social/historical topic...it's a cringe.
Rating: 37 Votes
11 months ago
So far only one positive comment out of nine. Saddening that readers have to find judgment towards a simple PR message to help bring this generation’s awareness of all that MLK stood for.
Rating: 34 Votes
11 months ago
Pfft, what does Tim Cook know about injustice, alienation, or minority rights? He grew up in '60s–'70s Alabama, a state that had anti-gay laws until 2000 ****ing 3. Life must've been a cake walk. Totally can't take him seriously.

:rolleyes:
Rating: 30 Votes
11 months ago
WTF does Apple and Tim Cook have to do with Martin Luther King?

Absolutely nothin’ Say it again yeah!
Rating: 28 Votes
11 months ago
I'm sure Martin Luther King is rolling in his grave seeing what his fight turned into. #metoo, BLM, antifa and rest of the garbage.
Rating: 26 Votes
11 months ago
It’s great to see these companies honoring MLK’s legacy. Some people today really don’t realize how much their everyday lives would’ve been affected had someone not fought for civil liberties.
Rating: 25 Votes
11 months ago
I honestly don't know how MLK's "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." is compatible with todays identitarian left who seem to view everything through the identity of the group, rather than the sovereignty of the individual.

Identitarians who activity campaign against racial blindness ('//www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4LpT9TF_ew') as expressed by MLK. To wanting to regress to segregation, with universities ('https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/17/evergreen-college-students-back-it-no-white-people/') wanting "no white days". Wanting to have cultural hegemony with no organic integration that is cultural appropriation ('//www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlQ4H0Kdg8'). Etc.

No where in modern activism is there a path forward together as expressed in the dream of MLK, only eternal intergroup conflict. Only bitterness and hatred, with special pleading rationalisations of "privilege plus power", which grants yourself immunity from your actions on group membership alone. I think MLK would turn in his grave if he saw what has become of race relations in the USA, and the world globally.

Sadly silicon valley is full of such identitarians and Tim is one himself. I find it very puzzling they display MLK, since the man stands for everything they are against these days.
Rating: 19 Votes
11 months ago

So far only one positive comment out of nine. Saddening that readers have to find judgment towards a simple PR message to help bring this generation’s awareness of all that MLK stood for.


Welcome to the MacRumors comment forums. If it hasn’t dawned on you yet please know that negativity, condescension, denigration, and hatred of anything Apple is the norm here. It wouldn’t matter if Apple perfected clean and free energy for mankind. These forums would tear it down and demand that Tim Cook be fired. Or they would claim Apple stole it from Fermilab in Chicago.
Rating: 17 Votes
11 months ago
I thought Apple was a technology/computer company.
Rating: 17 Votes
11 months ago

I honestly don't know how MLK's "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." is compatible with todays identitarian left who seem to view everything through the identity of the group, rather than the sovereignty of the individual.

Identitarians who activity campaign against racial blindness ('//www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4LpT9TF_ew') as expressed by MLK. To wanting to regress to segregation, with universities ('https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/17/evergreen-college-students-back-it-no-white-people/') wanting "no white days". Wanting to have cultural hegemony with no organic integration that is cultural appropriation ('//www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDlQ4H0Kdg8'). Etc.

No where in modern activism is there a path forward together as expressed in the dream of MLK, only eternal intergroup conflict. Only bitterness and hatred, with special pleading rationalisations of "privilege plus power", which grants yourself immunity from your actions on group membership alone. I think MLK would turn in his grave if he saw what has become of race relations in the USA, and the world globally.

Sadly silicon valley is full of such identitarians and Tim is one himself. I find it very puzzling they display MLK, since the man stands for everything they are against these days.

Try not to paint liberals as "identitarians" by citing fringe exceptions that liberals lambast. And also, your not so thinly veiled attempt at comparing liberals to nazis hasn't gone unnoticed with you choosing to call upon the term "identitarian" when attempting to form your argument. Calling Tim Cook an "identitarian" is one of the most absurd claims ever made on these forums.

It's idiotic Mac Rumors needs to put the following disclaimer on a post about Martin Luther King Day. I thought, "No, no need for that." Then I saw your comment. Now I know why they did.
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Fantastic comment! Nice job

I suggest you look up the word "identitarian" and then see if you still feel the same way.
Rating: 16 Votes

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