Posts Tagged ‘ systemic racism ’

Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

Shortly before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. called for an economic revolution with protections for the poorest Americans. Half a century later, a group of religious and moral leaders are planning a revival of the Poor People’s Campaign, with a wave of civil disobedience in Washington. Rev. William J. Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, joins Judy Woodruff for a conversation.

Source: Poor People’s Campaign asks America to face the injustices keeping millions in poverty | PBS NewsHour

Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination – The Washington Post

During the 1986 hearing, the letter and King’s opposition became a crucial part of the argument against Sessions’s confirmation.

Source: Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination – The Washington Post

On the Death of Sandra Bland and Our Vulnerable Bodies – The New York Times

A vigil for Sandra Bland in Prairie View, Tex., on Sunday.Credit

Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle, via Associated Press

On the Death of Sandra Bland and Our Vulnerable Bodies – The New York Times.