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Homage or Performativity?: A look into the U.S.' history of using "symbolic victories"

In a world where attention is a form of currency, the idea of a symbol is a capitalistic dream. America appreciates trailblazers and change-makers, but not someone too “radical.” America idolizes “acceptable revolutionaries” such as Martin Luther King Jr. and his non-violent contributions to society, but honoring him starts and stops at MLK day. The problem with many  Americans is that they hate to see actual progress for Black Americans.

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