Inscription On MLK Memorial To Be Removed

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•50 Dec 13, 2012

The government will remove the paraphrased quotation “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness” from Washington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after many complained the out-of-context words made the civil rights leader sound arrogant. What do you think?

  • “This would never have happened to a statue of a white guy.”

    Marybeth McMurry –
    Rattan Worker

  • “If King didn’t want his words to be taken out of context, he never should have said them in the first place.”

    Ryan Charbonneau –
    Waterproofer

  • “If nobody wants to take credit for the old quote, you can feel free to attribute it to me.”

    Clayton Wynands –
    Crab Steamer