Why Martin Luther King? Why not Siddhartha or Gandhi?
Fewest number of variables.
Both sides of the conflict lived in the same country, spoke the same language, had the same religion, and wanted a better life for their kids.
So… The only thing that kept the two groups apart was the ability to tell the two groups apart? How was that able to continue?
Well, it takes some emperors longer than others to realize they have no clothes.