It can also be really obfuscatory. We tell a story about MLK, that he protested, got America to rally behind him, and that changed policy. Nope. He was wildly unpopular at the time of his death and he had way less support than many policies we advocate for now (like a higher minimum or healthcare) that he got passed. Something is being left out of the story that made him effective. And no, it’s not that it’s MLK. It’s that he targeted *individuals with power* and set up winnable court cases.