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Stop Weaponizing Dr. King Against Black Lives Matter Protestors

Many critiques of the protests fundamentally misunderstand — or worse, misrepresent — what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for

Martin Luther King, Jr. after being struck on the head by a rock thrown during a march against housing discrimination in Chicago, 1966. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images

It seems like every time we as a nation come close to having real, radical, and structural transformation that is being led by people of color, the…

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Omid Safi

Omid Safi

Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Radical Love. Rumi, Sufism, Martin & Malcolm. Teaches online courses: https://www.illuminatedcourses.com/