MLK v. Today’s Social Justice Warriors: The Corruption of His Dream

Modern Social Justice Activists have turned away from the vision of MLK.

The Civil Rights Movement has never been monolithic. Over the past hundred years, vastly different viewpoints from MLK have emerged, such as those of Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. 

While MLK never failed to inspire unity, even in the face of abject horror, some other branches of the Civil Rights Movement were (& are) more divisive. 

Malcolm X
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Modern social justice activists, in favor of retribution, reparations and resentment, have turned away from MLK’s message of hope and unity. 

Two of the most prominent purveyors of this brand of social justice are journalist and writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Georgetown University Professor of Sociology (and former pastor), Michael Eric Dyson.

Michael Eric Dyson
Ta-Nehisi Coates

In the video below, we compare the teachings & philosophies of MLK to those of Michael Eric Dyson & Ta-Nehisi Coates.

If all three were alive today, who do you think would ease racial tensions the most?

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