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The MLK Day of Service Forgets What King Stood For

The federal holiday needs a rebrand

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InIn the half century since Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the civil rights icon’s legacy has been transformed. A revolutionary prophet has become a symbol of peace and colorblindness for the appeasement of White guilt. And much of that distortion stems from the federal holiday that carries his name.

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