Posts Tagged ‘color-blindness’

Misreading the Dream: Color-Blindness and the Distortion of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in LIP Magazine,, January 21, 2003 Perhaps it should come as no surprise that someone as oft-quoted as Martin Luther King Jr., might occasionally have his words misinterpreted, misunderstood, or taken out of context. King’s status as something of a secular saint only magnifies the willingness and desire of writers, academics, political commentators, […]

A Dream Distorted: Reflections on the Hijacking of Martin Luther King Jr.

A slightly different version of this article was published on ZNet,, 2/15/02 Another January has come and gone, and with it, another celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, as with the past ten, I once again had the pleasure of addressing a number of audiences during a two-week period of community […]