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

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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.

Thanks to Dorsa Elementary students and all who joined Apple volunteers in San Jose today! Sixty years ago, Dr. King called on all of us to make a career of humanity. "You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." pic.twitter.com/UOssKy4Tl6 - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 19, 2019
On #MLKDay, let us remember our own duty to do good. As King said: "In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action." pic.twitter.com/G2SSY5UfEV - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 21, 2019

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TheFluffyDuck

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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 as expressed by MLK. To wanting to regress to segregation, with universities wanting "no white days". Wanting to have cultural hegemony with no organic integration that is cultural appropriation. 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.
 

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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 as expressed by MLK. To wanting to regress to segregation, with universities wanting "no white days". Wanting to have cultural hegemony with no organic integration that is cultural appropriation. 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.
Fantastic comment! Nice job
 

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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 union 2000 ****ing 3. Life must've been a cake walk. Totally can't take him seriously.

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So you're comparing Dr Martin Luther King to Tim Cook?
 
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I’m the latest person to be a racist or against diversity, etc. I just can’t stand that companies are exploiting those emotions for their own benefit. It’s to every person to accept everyone who isn’t doing harm, has other color or has different preferences. Stop exploiting those emotions for business reasons. It’s 2019.

Please mr Cook, put your energy in making sure your products are worth the price you’re selling them. Have them built and develop by companies who value those rights. Make your products the environmental in the industry. Set new standards. But don’t exploit those values to justify your prices. It’s hypocritical at its best.

Oh and MLKDay looks a lot like MILKINGday.
 

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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.
 

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No. I was alluding to a reason Cook might have to be genuinely invested in celebrating a man who fought injustice.

Just to clarify, Tim Cook is not Martin Luther King. I don't even think MLK is alive anymore, and their haircuts are completely different.
Don't be snide one of them fought for injustice against his people, the other one just had to keep his sexual preference on the down-low
 
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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 as expressed by MLK. To wanting to regress to segregation, with universities wanting "no white days". Wanting to have cultural hegemony with no organic integration that is cultural appropriation. 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.
 

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Don't be snide one of them fount for injustice against his people, the other one just had to keep his sexual preference on the down-low
Shall I be as pleasant as you instead? :)

Again, I'm not saying they're equivocal; you asked me if I was and I said otherwise. But I really don't think all Tim Cook had to do was keep his sexuality on the down-low. Growing up gay around homophobes can be genuinely terrible and lead to parents disowning their children.

If you're going to keep framing my comments as false equivocations between the work of MLK and a tech CEO, I'm going to opt out of further replies. Have a wonderful day!