FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jerry Horn
Date: July 13, 2007
Dr. Alveda King to Rev. Al
Sharpton: “Look at the Greatest Assault on the Dignity of Black Women”
Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King,
Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
today commented on recent remarks by the Rev. Al Sharpton. Rev. Sharpton
criticized a celebrity oriented website for using the term “roboho” to describe
a dress worn by singer and actress Beyonce.
“Rev. Sharpton says he’s
concerned about the dignity of African American women; so am I,” said Dr. King.
“While I wish role models of strength and beauty such as Beyonce would dress
more modestly so that controversies like this wouldn’t happen in the first
place, I would suggest to Rev. Sharpton that he look at the greatest assault on
the dignity of black women today – abortion. We are three to four times
more likely to have abortions as white women. Why is that? Rev.
Sharpton needs to turn his attention to a problem that dehumanizes women and
children everywhere and, in particular, has devastated the black community.”