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Barack Obama’s Oath, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Infidels

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MUCH HAS BEEN made this week of President Obama’s deference to the Bibles of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., on which he has sworn his oaths inaugurating a second presidential term. Cornel West, who has taken especial affront to Barack Obama’s exploitation of King’s “prophetic fire for a moment of presidential pageantry,” has for months now referred to the present Oval Office occupant as a Rockefeller Republican in blackface.

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Martin Luther King Jr. At Eighty-Two

On this day that, were he alive, Martin Luther King Jr. would be eighty-two, I find myself pondering the question: what would he make of the state of “race relations” at present? Continue reading