August 28, 2013
The Maddening, Unmoving Economic Gap Between Blacks and Whites

President Obama’s powerful address today, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, included a beautiful turn of phrase linking social and economic progress for blacks in America.
"For what does it profit a man, Dr. King would ask, to sit at an integrated lunch counter if he can’t afford the meal?" Without equality of economic opportunity,  legal equality can only accomplish so much.
Social and economic progress since King’s speech has been slow but spiky. Here’s a brief tour.
Read more.

The Maddening, Unmoving Economic Gap Between Blacks and Whites

President Obama’s powerful address today, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, included a beautiful turn of phrase linking social and economic progress for blacks in America.

"For what does it profit a man, Dr. King would ask, to sit at an integrated lunch counter if he can’t afford the meal?" Without equality of economic opportunity,  legal equality can only accomplish so much.

Social and economic progress since King’s speech has been slow but spiky. Here’s a brief tour.

Read more.

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