Recently I did some online research about Critical Race Theory (CRT) because it’s been in the news so much. In particular, I wanted to know what Martin Luther King Jr. might think about this theoretical race-based approach to human society. Here’s what I discovered.
For those who either don’t remember or have never heard of Wyatt Tee Walker (1929 — 2018), he was one of King’s closest friends and advisors throughout the 1960s until his death in 1968. He served as King’s chief of staff in the early 60s and compiled and named the famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” He helped organize the “I Have a Dream” March on Washington in 1963, was with King for that pivotal event, and was with him for the subsequent Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in 1964. King himself described Walker as “one of the keenest minds of the nonviolent revolution,” and Ebony magazine once called him “The Man Behind Martin Luther King.”