MUSKEGON, MICH. - The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast has been held in Muskegon for the last 22 years. The goal of the event is to promote equality and justice for all people.
In light of Trump's recent comments regarding Haitian and African countries, that became a point of discussion at the breakfast.
Frank Dawson, a Hollywood producer, was the keynote speaker. He worked on shows like Magnum P.I. and Miami Vice.
Dawson's latest work is a documentary about sit-ins and protests led by black college students in the late 1960s.
From the podium Dawson never directly mentioned President Trump by name. He did however speak with WZZM about Trump's comment after his keynote address.
"We should all be outraged right now," Dawson said. "It is unacceptable."
Dawson is concerned about the President's words reflecting poorly on all Americans.
"That is not who we are," said Dawson. "That is not the ideals that we represent."
Others at the MLK breakfast spoke out in opposition to Trump's comments.
"How can white people, how can brown people, how can black people, any people let him get away with that," Ciggzree Morris said following the breakfast.
Morris and Delores Cole both called on community members to denounce Trump's comments, and work together for unity.
"I pray for him," Cole said. "Because I don't believe that he's knowledgeable about what he's actually saying."
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