Once again Republicans will try to claim MLK — but if he were here, they'd despise him

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On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, the GOP is using his life and legacy to spread racist lies, says Julian Zelizer. Zelizer: King's legacy has been "stolen," we are told, by the Democrats and the "Black establishment" He says King's memory and legacy are being used by Democrats, liberals and "Black elites" to keep Black Americans "mentally enslaved"
4 months ago

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Once again Republicans will try to claim MLK — but if he were here, they'd despise him

Books possess great power. Those who own only a few, yet return to them like old friends for wisdom, comfort and knowledge, or to revisit a special memory, know this to be true. Those of us who have many books — who read and and reread them and carefully compile our collections — know this also.Our books are a type of biography in themselves, an accounting of our lives. I take my books very seriously. People know not to ask if they can borrow an…

4 months ago·United States
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Alternet

Republicans try to claim MLK as an ally — but if he were here, they'd despise him

Books possess great power. Those who own only a few, yet return to them like old friends for wisdom, comfort and knowledge, or to revisit a special memory, know this to be true. Those of us who have many books — who read and and reread them and carefully compile our collections — know this also.Our books are a type of biography in themselves, an accounting of our lives. I take my books very seriously. People know not to ask if they can borrow an…

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Salon

Once again Republicans will try to claim MLK — but if he were here, they'd despise him

Dr. King's legacy is a formidable weapon against white supremacy — but not if we allow the right to reshape it

4 months ago·S F, United States
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