Celebrate MLK:s Most Famous Phrase-But Not MLK!
The only good thing he ever contributed with was that legendary "content of character. not color of skin" line, when it comes to judging people. That was indeed a good line, which I myself have quoted, but as that principle is something which any rational individual can come up with him or herself, I wouldn't overestimate his importance in it.
While MLK did oppose the senseless U.S. intervention in the Vietnam War, this was done for the wrong reasons. I.e. , because he rooted for the Vietnamese communists.
What were his shortcomings? Well, that is explained in detail by Marcus Epstein here. Let's just say in short that he was a radical leftist who among other things explicitly, repeatedly and in no uncertain terms favored affirmative action and other racist priviligies for blacks, something which even conservative MLK-advocate Andrew Busch today acknowledges.
Claiming that MLK was an opponent of affirmative action, like the clueless neocon Swedish blogger Dick Erixon claims, is completely false.
Any true anti-racist would celebrate the "content of character, not color of skin" principle. But as MLK himself rejected it in practice, it makes no sense to celebrate him