The most important way in which King was exploited in his death was through the distortion of his values and beliefs… His social philosophy was presented to the nation as centering almost exclusively on non violence as an end in itself. Politicians and commentators invoke his strictures against violence and hatred in an attempt to use him to keep the ghettos quiet. Virtually nothing was said abot the three major enemies of Kings wrath, to which he had devoted his recent efforts and speeches — racism, poverty and war. Thus the living exploit the dead, and white power exploits black leaders and their philosophies.
Robert Blauner “On Racial Oppression” - 1972
Although if people would read his works for themselves, misinformation wouldn’t be allowed to distort their views.