March on Washington: What Critics Will Say

Here are seven predictions about how conservatives will react to issues sparked by the anniversary.

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The president is set to deliver remarks at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at an Aug. 28 "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony. You know what that means. This is just like when he talked about race in America for the first time, and when he -- God forbid -- discussed race in the context of reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict. Certain commentators will let you know that the leader of the free world is obviously racist.

7. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at a press conference in 1964 (Wikimedia Commons)

According to a common (and often intentional) misreading of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech that was delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, King did not want anyone to talk about race, ever. So he would be really upset about the discussion of, say, the voting rights of minorities and, in fact, is not a fan of any of the issues driving the commemoration of the march. At least that's what some people will tell themselves.

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