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The whitewashed portrayal of MLK is maintained by Boston’s “Embrace.”

On Friday, Boston unveiled “The Embrace,” a $10 million, 20-foot-high bronze sculpture. The arms are supposed to be that of King and his wife, Coretta Scott King. From one angle the sculpture shows the arms interlocking in a way that evokes a heart. The sculpture evokes America’s compulsion to butcher King’s fight against white supremacy. It also reinforces how White America loves to see King as a man who used interpersonal love to overcome racism.