Sunday, January 17, 2010
We've come a long way on race, though racism is still alive and well in the U.S., but the central vision of social justice and economic equality, Dr. Martin Luther King's dream is a long way off even today. While he is honored by most political leaders today, he was demonized as an "anti-American," and a "communist" during his struggle against racism, economic inequality and militarism. Today we have nearly 20% REAL unemployment, and the military machine rolls on, killing every chance of economic justice at home.
The State of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream in 2010
If MLK Were Around, He'd Be Talking About Poverty
Dr. Martin Luther King's Economics: Through Jobs Freedom
MLK: Let Justice Roll!
The King They Won't Celebrate
Chris Hedges, Turning King's Dream Into a Nightmare
Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA, Why We Can't Wait: Reading Dr. King in the Age of Obama