Class Struggle and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: Common Dreams
by Richard Eskow

“On this, the national holiday named for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ajamu Baraka tweeted: ‘The U.S. should drop its commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday because there is no relationship between (the) Dr. King the Black freedom movement created (and the) violent, warmongering U.S.’ ‘The King birthday is a colonialist expropriation that should be rejected,’ he added. That is a discussion and a decision for Black people, not me, but I will say this: It’s hard to deny that the forces Dr. King condemned are trying to colonize his legacy and exploit for their own selfish ends. But try as they may, they must never succeed. His memory is a country of the mind that must always remain free.” (01/16/23)