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Martin Luther King Jr.

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April 4, 2010 marked the 42nd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assasination.  In an article over at Salon, the authors look back at Mr. King’s goals to uplift the impoverished class and point out that not much has changed (in terms of his economic goals) since his assassination. 

That paltry sum would also be prophetic. All these decades later, little has changed when it comes to economic equality. If anything, the recent economic meltdown and recession have made the injustice of poverty even more profound, especially in a society where the top percentile enjoys undreamed of prosperity.

Unemployment among African-Americans is nearly double that of whites, according to the National Urban League’s latest State of Black America report. Black men and women in this country make 62 cents on the dollar earned by whites. Less than half of black and Hispanic families own homes and they are three times more likely to live below the poverty line.

Salon – Martin Luther King Jr.’s economic dream still unfulfilled, 42 years later


Written by doorr

April 5, 2010 at 9:28 am

Posted in Events, Holidays, Politics

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