The poor (and racism?) you will have with you always

The poor (and racism?) you will have with you always

In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson announced a war on poverty – but to end poverty, America would also have to end racial injustice.

Johnson said:

The young man or woman who grows up without a decent education, in a broken home, in a hostile and squalid environment, in ill health or in the face of racial injustice-that young man or woman is often trapped in a life of poverty.

And so it should come as no surprise that in 50 years, we haven’t made much progress on either.  Black people report racial prejudice is alive and well, yo! Whites say: Not so much, bro. In fact, the black-white household wealth gap is greater than it’s ever been. Heavy sigh from Memphis, the poorest big metro in America. Lots of info at this American Radio Works page.

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