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Leid Stories—Taking Inventory on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day—01.16.18

President spent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day golfing at his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Fla. He decided to avoid the inconvenience of having to explain further his derogatory and racist comments about immigrants from Haiti and the African continent. Some hapless members of his cabinet took on ceremonial duties in his stead, and daughter-in-law Lara Trump issued a perfunctory “official” statement about the federal holiday.

Media coverage of ceremonies around the country was predictable, continuing the years-long theme of a nice black man with big dreams of a wonderful world for everybody. The “other side” of that story was astutely avoided: The pillars of white supremacy, oppression and injustice still undergird practically all aspects of life in America.

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