SOURCE: The New Republic
Looking for King's Legacy? Try Guaranteed Income Programs
Thanks in part to a push from Johnnie Tillmon of the National Welfare Rights Association, MLK championed abolishing poverty by guaranteeing a basic income.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Americans Misunderstand the Radical Vision of even the Young MLK
by Victoria W. Wolcott
Long before the escalation of the war in Vietnam, urban unrest and national battles for fair housing that animated King's late work, he expressed a vision of justice that demanded systemic transformation of American society. His wife Coretta was a profound influence.
A Vision of Racial and Economic Justice: A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin
by Norman Hill and Velma Murphy Hill
"More than a year into a national reckoning over racism, two heroes in the struggle for racial justice have received little national attention. A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin were mentor and student, friends and colleagues—eventually, their relationship was like father and son."
SOURCE: Lapham's Quarterly
A Revolution of Values
by Peniel E. Joseph
Racial apartheid’s grip on American democracy, argued King, corrupted the nation in war and peace.
SOURCE: The Nation
Prayer Will Not Stop the Coronavirus
by The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
America is not in trouble because people are not praying; we face an exacerbated public health crisis because this administration has spent more time preying on the most vulnerable than lifting all people.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
Martin Luther King Jr. on Making America Great Again
by Justin Rose
“I’d like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others…I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.”
Your High School Wasn’t Like This!
by Mike McQuillan
A unique New York City school sends teens citywide seeking answers to questions involving social justice issues.
Five Forgotten Reforms Liberals Should Back
by Martin Halpern
They still contain great ideas for social justice.
- The Debt Ceiling Law is now a Tool of Partisan Political Power; Abolish It
- Amitai Etzioni, Theorist of Communitarianism, Dies at 94
- Kagan, Sotomayor Join SCOTUS Cons in Sticking it to Unions
- New Evidence: Rehnquist Pretty Much OK with Plessy v. Ferguson
- Ohio Unions Link Academic Freedom and the Freedom to Strike
- First Round of Obama Administration Oral Histories Focus on Political Fault Lines and Policy Tradeoffs
- The Tulsa Race Massacre was an Attack on Black People; Rebuilding Policies were an Attack on Black Wealth
- British Universities are Researching Ties to Slavery. Conservative Alumni Say "Enough"
- Martha Hodes Reconstructs Her Memory of a 1970 Hijacking
- Jeremi Suri: Texas Higher Ed Conflict "Doesn't Have to Be This Way"