Wake Up With WURD: Question of the Day
Written by Solomon Jones on January 18, 2016
Question of the day: What is the true legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King?
I have often thought that Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is woefully incomplete. We celebrate him as an almost mythical figure whose sole purpose was to eradicate racial injustice.
King, if he were alive, would beg to differ with that assessment, because he fought for far more than racial equality. He fought to dismantle the very system upon which racial segregation was built and maintained. He fought to eradicate poverty.
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