The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.

Especially in light of the turmoil of the last four years, and the outright chaos of the last year, it’s important to remember that Martin Luther King Jr. saw the ultimate realization of equality in democratic socialism. It’s popular to divorce his (now palatable) views on racial equality from his views on economic equality. But that’s not so. The man was a socialist. And that’s a good thing.

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