10 things colleges & universities can do to honor MLK Jr.’s legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. smiling and waving to the crowd gathered at the March on Washington

Every Martin Luther King Jr. Day, colleges and universities send out hollow statements about race, unity, and peace. They pluck the most convenient quotes, strip them of any context, charge, or political command, and use his words to present a sanitized and pacified version of his politics — one that allows these institutions to pat themselves on the back and leave…