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MLK Day backlash: icon’s words a free-for-all for politicians, even the right

Recent use of the civil rights leader to push a conservative agenda has drawn controversy

18 January 2022 - 20:12 By Ella Ceron and Kelsey Butler

In a December speech to propose legislation allowing pupils and parents to sue schools if they say they’re forced to learn critical race theory, Florida governor Ron DeSantis invoked an unlikely name: Martin Luther King Jr...

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