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One of my favorite writers and news commentators is Juan Williams. He has told the story of the African-American experience as well as any black writer that I know. He is intelligent, seemingly a moderate liberal politically, and speaks truth in ways that I think are helpful and insightful. (He is also a thoughtful Christian.) His opinion column in today’s Wall Street Journal is an excellent follow-up to my blog on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., forty years ago today.

What is the legacy of Dr. King? How does Obama relate to it and how should we view his staying at Trinity United Church of Christ for twenty years under Wright’s leadership. As always Juan Williams forced me to rethink a couple of my own points and he also opened some new ones that I think are a serious part of the race conversation we are having at this moment.