Ep 189 – Remembering Dr. MLK Jr.

by | Jan 22, 2024 | Let’s Talk Marketing Podcast

The goal was to publish this episode last week, but we had some issues. Our apologies, but we hope you still enjoy the show. In this episode, Nathan had the marketing crew (Rae and Jay) discuss the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and share their personal perspectives on the holiday, controversies surrounding MLK’s legacy, and the whitewashing of his message. 

Major Takeaways

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a significant holiday that sparks discussions about race, equality, and social justice.
  • MLK’s legacy is complex, and it is important to acknowledge both his accomplishments and the controversies surrounding his life.
  • The commercialization of MLK Day and other holidays can undermine their true meaning and perpetuate tokenism and opportunism.
  • Individuals should evaluate the intentions and actions of companies when deciding to work with them, ensuring they align with their values and commitment to diversity and inclusion.


00:00 Introduction and Housekeeping 02:00 Introductions 03:45 Discussion on MLK Day 07:48 Different Perspectives on MLK Day 11:39 MLK’s Legacy and Controversies 15:13 Significance of MLK Day 20:33 Personal Reflections on MLK Day 23:35 Holidays as Days Off 26:20 MLK’s Dream and Business 31:07 Evaluating Business Decisions 36:06 Tokenism and Opportunism 38:22 Representation in Media 39:21 Telling Accurate Stories 40:16 Opportunity for Doing What’s Right 40:43 Conclusion and Appreciation

Download and subscribe on Audible, Google, iHeartRadio, iTunes, and Soundcloud. Please rate, review, and share!

Podcast Sponsored by https://letsconnectpnw.com/

Latest Episodes

Ep 214 – Why the OAME ED? Pt. 2

In this episode, the part two of where Nathan discusses the history and mission of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, he highlights the importance of supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in economically developing communities….

Ep 213 – Why the OAME ED? Pt. 1

In this episode, Nathan Webster discusses his decision to take on a full-time position while still running his marketing agency. He shares his experience working with the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs () and their mission to support the…

Start Listening Today!

Let’s Talk Marketing with NDUB