The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.
Smiley: Capitalism has always been built on the back of the poor — both black and white
The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther attended segregated public schools in Georgia, graduating from high school at the age of fifteen; he received the B. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice. But these two evils have a malignant kinship. So today capitalism has out-lived its usefulness.
In December, Reuters released the first of a special series detailing the growing chasm of income inequality in the United States. The report found that the difference between the top 5 percent of households in the nation's capitol is now to Only 20 years ago it was an infinitesimal to Further, the report illustrated Washington D. Income inequality isn't a new issue. But what I found particularly jarring about the Reuters study -- published in the midst of President Obama and House Speaker Boehner's fight over which programs for the poor, sick and elderly they would cut and whose taxes they would raise to support the growing insatiable monstrosity that is the military industrial complex -- was the fact that no one seems to see the elephant in the room.
King, an Atlanta native, addressed the club on May 10, T hree major evils —the evil of racism, the evil of poverty, and the evil of war. These are the three things that I want to deal with today. Now let us turn first to the evil of racism. There can be no gainsaying of the fact that racism is still alive all over America. And we must face the hard fact that many Americans would like to have a nation which is a democracy for white Americans but simultaneously a dictatorship over black Americans. We must face the fact that we still have much to do in the area of race relations.
The truth is, most politicians would distance themselves from Dr. King's stunning and spot on indictments of capitalism. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Steve Scalise R-LA. While both parties attempt to claim Dr.
Embed from Getty Images. As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Since the Ferguson uprising, the question of who is violent — and who has the right to wield it — has been on the lips of many officials and police, who often tell protesters they should be more like those from the civil rights era. The memory of his life, like our own memories — unless meticulously recorded — are fragmentary. We sacrifice him all over again by turning him over to the conservative, religious and ideological interests invested in watering down his magnificent life.