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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Intentional? MLK Memorial Does Not Mention the Words “Racism” or “Black”

Intentional? MLK Memorial Does Not Mention the Words “Racism” or “Black”
Martin Luther King Memorial fails to mention the word "black"

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World

Not meaning to be picky or to challenge those who worked with corporations to fund theMemorial built in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but I had to mention this. Someone sent me a message today stating that he’d been told during a meeting with the heads of the committee to build the memorial that race and racial inequality had been deliberately excluded from all of the quotes on the MLK Memorial. According to the witness who sent me the message, the individual who made the decision to leave out Dr. King’s quotes on race and racial inequality felt that for his children, race isn’t a factor and that he wanted the memorial to go beyond race.

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