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Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy
If King were alive today, his words would threaten most of those who now sing his praises
Articles: 2 (Rank: 2)
Tonality: 6.0
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Comments: 667
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  • The King we rarely talk about fought to remake America’s political and economic system from the ground up Fifty years after he was assassinated in Memphis, how should we remember Martin Luther King Jr?
  • If King were alive today, his words would threaten most of those who now sing his praises The major threat of Martin Luther King Jr to us is a spiritual and moral one.
  • King’s last sermon was entitled Why America May Go to Hell.
  • There ought, King said, to be a new freedom agenda.
  • What people tend to forget is that King was a socialist who felt deeply for the poor - both black and white - and fully integrated a critique of black oppression with one of capitalism.
  • "There is no justice without economic justice".
  • *Almost* all the economic and social progress in the west these past decades has been championed by social liberal and social democratic parties, and opposed by cons.
  • Fifty years after he was assassinated in Memphis, how should we remember Martin Luther King Jr?
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Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy

If King were alive today, his words would threaten most of those who now sing his praises

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Published: 4. 4. 2018 13:27:31

Source: theguardian.com

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  • What people tend to forget is that King was a socialist who felt deeply for the poor - both black and white - and fully integrated a critique of black oppression with one of capitalism.
  • King, or the sanitized version of him that is usually presented to us, is paid lip service today because he died so soon after turning his focus to the wider issues plaguing American society.
  • "one year to the day before his assassination — the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the most politically charged speech of his life at Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan.
  • In other words he wanted to end the effects of capitalism without ending capitalism.
  • The idea that if we don't agree with his entire message and in the Cornel West view of the world we are somehow cheapening Dr King's legacy is complete nonsense.
Martin Luther King's forgotten legacy? His fight for economic justice

The King we rarely talk about fought to remake America’s political and economic system from the ground up

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Published: 3. 4. 2018 17:31:46

Source: theguardian.com

Mentioned entities: 46

  • But his historical writings clearly indicate that he would be a vocal critic of both parties, which are largely indifferent to the general welfare.
  • Now they've installed an additional teevee screen above the unit, hanging from the ceiling, so you can watch the supermarket's ads during the few seconds as well.
  • *Almost* all the economic and social progress in the west these past decades has been championed by social liberal and social democratic parties, and opposed by cons.
  • Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign has been reborn in the campaign of the same name established last year .
  • Organizations in the UK can affiliate and support the new Campaign and promote understanding of the international power and dimensions of economic and social oppression and the importance of national action in their own society.