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."

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    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.


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  2. pat500000 Suspended

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    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.
     
  3. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

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    I agree. It should be handed off to some other person in the company. Angela? It should be more press release instead of this fluff.
     
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    Not being flippant, however wouldn't it have been a wiser move to have everyone in the PR image wearing different color shirts? ;)
     
  5. simonmet, Jan 21, 2019
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    WTF does Apple and Tim Cook have to do with Martin Luther King?

    Absolutely nothin’ Say it again yeah!
     
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    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.
     
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    As I wrote last year: It should be 'Dr. Marten Luther King Jr commemorated by Apple and Tim Cook'.

    Let's list in order of importance...
     
  8. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    I thought Apple was a technology/computer company.
     
  9. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
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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.
     
  11. TheFluffyDuck macrumors 6502

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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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    *Martin - Otherwise, I agree; a much better headline.
     
  13. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    And that means they cannot commemorate MLK?
     
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    You could still honor this day without advertising it as if MLK have iphone xs to sell.
     
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    Maybe Poncho thought this was about shoes.
     
  16. AngerDanger, Jan 21, 2019
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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 until 2000 ****ing 3. Life must've been a cake walk. Totally can't take him seriously.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Fantastic comment! Nice job
     
  18. WatchFromAfar macrumors 65816

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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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  22. WatchFromAfar, Jan 21, 2019
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    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
     
  23. UnionVGF macrumors 6502a

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    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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    I suggest you look up the word "identitarian" and then see if you still feel the same way.
     
  24. jimothyGator, Jan 21, 2019
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    It’s awkward when passive voice is used by people.
     
  25. AngerDanger macrumors 68040

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    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!
     

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