Stop Whitewashing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Actual Progressive Work


Amandla! urges everyone to remember Dr. King’s true progressive work, which is NOT the sappy kum ba ya man many whites want us to believe. If you are in high school, are your teachers teaching complete Black novels every year? Or is To Kill A Mockingbird the closest to a “Black novel” they’ve forced you to read? If your school does not require its teachers to assign the full novels of Toni Morrison, James Baldwin and other great Black writers EVERY YEAR, but allow them to teach practically all and only white novelists, the school is not living King’s dream, it is trashing it. If your teachers refuse to teach Black writers, do you really think they would have marched with King as they like to claim?

In Peace, Amandla!