Brett Reese, member of the Greely-Evans School District 6 Board of Education in Colorado, is throwing major shade at a man who has been nationally recognized as one of the most revolutionary civil rights activists of our time.
Reese is actively broadcasting an attack against King on his private 104.7 FM radio show that was submitted by one of his listeners. The broadcast claims that King is a “just a sexual degenerate, an America-hating communist and a criminal betrayer of even the interest of his own people.”
Reese also stated that “His name isn’t really Martin Luther King Jr.”
When Reese was asked whether or not his broadcast was an appropriate one to be made by a school board member he responded, “It’s … you know what? That’s a good question.”
His colleagues don’t agree. According to the Denver Post, Tobias Guzman, chairman of the Human Relations Commission for Greeley, believe it’s inappropriate and unfortunate that Reese is using the letter to perpetuate hate into the American community.
“He’s continually putting anger in the minds of people and hate in the minds of people, and it’s unfortunate that that is his method of operation,” Guzman said.
Yet Reese defends his stance on the pubic broadcast. “I guess, personally, I believe in the message, the general message of what this letter is about,” Reese said.
He has been on air for three years and recently began broadcasting twice a day. Although there have been several calls for his resignation from the school board, he plans to continue broadcasting the commentary every day up until the national observance holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 17th.