National Guard and MPDC Police in front of the Capitol building on January 6, 2021, Washington, DC. (bgrocker/Shutterstock)
Watch: the ‘three evils’: Racism, materialism, militarism

These are the three social evils Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warned would destroy America from within: Militarism, materialism, and racism. Decades later, they help explain the divisions in our country that led to the January 6 attack by protesters on the U.S. Capitol. Of the three, however, the role our recent wars have played in exacerbating these conditions is often the most overlooked.

Video produced by Khody Akhavi.

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