Sylvie Laurent: King and the Other America. The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality
ECONOMIC INequality: In an era where anti-racism is being demarcated as identity politics and white poor are accused of blaming Trump, it is helpful to be reminded of Martin Luther King's attempt to bridge the gap against racism and economic inequality.
: In the Riverside Church in New York, civil rights activist Martin Luther King gave this speech on April 4, 50 years ago, in which he clearly distanced himself from the Vietnam War. The speech was aimed at the Americans themselves, and led to him losing the FBI guard he had received after many death threats. On the day one year later, he was shot and killed. The speech, translated by John Y. Jones, is greatly abbreviated here.
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