Right above Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Dallas Texas, there is a billboard that reads: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican. VOTE REPUBLICAN!

The board is causing a lot of reaction and controversy and some people are saying that it is disrespectful as we get closer to Election Day 2012.

If Martin Luther king was Republican as this board displays, should most people follow the lead and become and do the same? In fact, if you go back in time, there were a lot more African Americans that were actually republican instead of Democrat; but of course that was a long time ago!

So what do you think is this billboard disrespecting Martin Luther King and African Americans in this country or is it just politics as usual trying to get the votes of any and everyone they can in the Republican Party? Take part in our poll and leave your comments below and let us know what you think?