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

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“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