This week the New Yorker ran a cover featuring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. locking arms with George Zimmerman and Grimace from McDonalds, which is a nice message, but it completely misrepresents Dr. King and what he stood for.
There’s a common misconception that King was solely a peacemaker, determined to bring everyone together, no matter how racially opposed or fictional those people may be. While that may be partially true, it’s entirely unlikely that Dr. King would be locking arms with Zimmerman and Grimace from McDonald’s if he were alive today.
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