Tag Archives: Poverty

America, Wake Up!

In the last section of the final chapter of his June 1967 book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, Martin Luther King, Jr., focuses on the evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism. Analyzing and assessing the … Continue reading

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THE REAL KING

During the last three years of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., was making some changes in his approach to realizing his vision of the beloved community. After having received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1964 and witnessing the … Continue reading

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POVERTY AT HOME & ABROAD

In 1958, John Kenneth Galbraith detailed income inequality and an imbalanced economic system in his book, The Affluent Society.  People who did not actually read the text considered it a homage to what makes America great.  Contrariwise, Galbraith demonstrates that … Continue reading

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EDELMAN’S SO RICH, SO POOR, IN REVIEW

I was happy to see that Peter Edelman decided to grapple with the problem of poverty based upon his work with Sen. Robert Kennedy in the mid-to-late 1960s.  I have tremendously admired the valiant oeuvre of his spouse, Marian Wright … Continue reading

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DEALING WITH POVERTY

Cornel West has been roundly criticized for his captious remarks about the Obama presidency, despite the fact that he has also been a strong supporter of both his initial candidacy and his reelection.  Some have commented that he seems jealous … Continue reading

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