[Content Note: White supremacy.]

I've got a new piece at Shareblue about Trump's infuriating MLK Day tweet: "Trump is apparently unaware Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an opponent of racism."
If Trump had only used the last days to slander Lewis with dog-whistled racism, that would make his tweet breathtaking in its aggressive temerity, but Trump's entire adult life has been an exercise in leveraging and empowering white supremacy — from his housing discrimination against Black people; to his campaign to reinstate the death penalty in New York to execute five teenagers, four Black and one Latino, who were wrongly convicted; to his birtherism conspiracy-mongering against President Obama; to his elevation of people with ties to white supremacy in his incoming administration.

...Now he tells us: "Honor him for being the great man that he was!"

It is advice that Trump should take himself — although I am not sure how he would even begin, short of building a time machine and erasing his history of relentless racist bigotry with a giant do-over.
As always, there is more at the link.

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