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Martin Luther King Day has become a yearly ritual to turn a black radical into a red-white-and-blue icon. It is a day filled with old sound bites about little black children and little white children that, given the state of America, would enrage King.

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Walker Percy’s 1971 novel “Love in the Ruins” envisions a U.S. scuttled by moral degeneration, cruelty, violence and ignorance. It presciently describes society's spiritual and physical decay.

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The tale of Jesus’ birth is not for oppressors. It is for the oppressed. And what is quaint and picturesque to those who live in privilege is visceral and empowering to those the world condemns.

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Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem eradicates all pretense of a peace agreement or respect for the rule of law. It leaves the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement as the last tool to achieve justice for Palestinians.

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