Anything Goes : Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook His Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism by Kenton Owen III

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook His Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism

"King’s approval ratings are much higher decades after his death than they were during his life. By 1987, 76 percent of Americans held a favorable view of the activist leader. But many are taught a simplified version of his life, focusing on only one of the three dimensions that defined him. During the Vietnam speech that turned the establishment against him, King railed against the 'the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism.'" https://theintercept.com/2016/01/18/martin-luther-king-jr-celebrations-o...

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook His Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations Overlook His Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism
America's celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr. typically focus on his civil rights activism: the nonviolent actions that led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The la…

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