MLK's Children: They Have a Scheme

A group raises millions to build a memorial to your dad, pays you well and now can't use his name?

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Grubby and undignified though some may find it, the King children's profiteering -- or, forgive the pun, "propheteering" -- from his name is perfectly legal. He had a dream, and they have a scheme. Could anything be more American?

Jack White, a former columnist for Time magazine, is a freelance writer in Richmond, Va.

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is a former columnist for TIME magazine and a regular contributor to The Root.