Several readers have made this fair point:
I was thinking the same thing this morning after reading the Sinclair story – Rosenberg’s, Hiss et al, but please don’t include King in with the group of lefty icons – he should be seen as an American icon. His philosophy of color blindness would be viewed as heresy by the left of today, and he was never looking for the kind of handouts nor casting rampant blame like his self-appointed successors, namely Jackson. Although radical at the time, his notion of equal recognition, equal rights, and equal opportunities would fly in the face of the reparations and equal results movement of today. Maybe I am looking back through rose-colored glasses at King, but I cringed when I read that.