Headlines — Martin Luther King Jr. Day Edition

Re-reading MLK’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail,’ refuting attempts to distort Dr. King’s legacy, questions on white allyship, a Ku Klux Klan leafleting campaign and more.

The Atlantic – Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail.’
Jezebel – I don’t know what to do with good white people.
Think Progress – No, Martin Luther King Jr. was not a Republican — but here’s what he had to say about them.
New Republic – Martin Luther King Jr. does not belong to you.
Salon – MLK’s radical vision got distorted; here’s his real legacy on militarism and inequality.
Huffington Post – Scholastic pulls children’s book about George Washington and his slaves after outcry.
AlterNet – We’re witnessing the decline and fall of white America as we know it.
Local 15 TV (Mobile, AL) – Ku Klux Klan flyers placed on Midtown lawns for MLK Day.