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Questions on the Martin Luther King Washington Monument?

Written By: Paul A. Ibbetson  |  Posted: Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

            Opportunities to do good are lost every day. Either through apathy, stupidity, or unfortunately sometimes, bad intentions, situations where good can be done are not only lost, but are replaced with something that is detrimental to society. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Monument in Washington's National Mall is just such an example. The series of events that brought "this version" of the depiction of the famous civil rights activist to "this location" shows the world just how out of line the culture of our country has now become.

            First, the King monument is placed in the National Mall, a location specifically designated for U.S. Presidents and fallen soldiers. There is a strong argument to be made that the sculpture of the civil rights icon would be better placed in a different location. However, this argument pales in comparison to the residual implications derived from who actually created the monument and how King is portrayed in stone.

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