Author

Hajar Yazdiha

Hajar Yazdiha

Assistant Professor of Sociology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

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How the distortion of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s words enables more, not less, racial division

By: - January 16, 2023

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas is just the latest conservative lawmaker to misuse the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to judge a person on character and not race. In the protracted battle to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House, Roy, a Republican, nominated a Black man, Byron Donalds, […]