Putting King Back Together Again

Putting King Back Together Again

Putting King Back Together Again

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Jan. 20 1999 3:30 AM

Putting King Back Together Again

Martin Luther King Jr.'s words are often used to prove that the founder of the civil rights movement would disapprove of racial preferences. Eric Foner finds this interpretation laughable. He reconstructs King's true feelings about what is now called affirmative action.