That is to say, there is no “other,” no assemblage of lesser humans who must be controlled and contained and, if necessary, eliminated to advance national interests. This point is easy enough to swallow when it’s in criticism of the behavior of the established enemy, but King meant it way beyond such smallness of vision. He meant it in all directions — and paid the price for his audacity.
sure, king saw the evils–the economic and psychological harm of racism–but so much more… his message of unity and justice iis for all members of the living community… so the divide and conquer “white” patriarchy felt impelled to define and confine his message to racial issues only… much like the old, “she need not worry her pretty head over politics,” “black” people should not concern themselves with issues of state policy.
“the king is dead: long live the king!”