12:00am

Wed September 18, 2013
Gary Younge

Today on Your Call: How are Dr. King’s messages about racial and economic justice relevant today?

  

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with journalist and author Gary Younge about his new book, “The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream.”  50 years later, people of color still face racial profiling and we still see deep societal divides along race and class lines.  So what would an honest conversation about race and class really sound like today? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guest:

Gary Younge, columnist for both The Guardian and the Nation, and author of The Speech: The story Behind Martin Luther King's Dream   

Resources:

Gary Younge

CBS: N.C. cop accused of shooting man 10 times due in court

Economic Policy Institute: 50 years of recessionary-level unemployment in black America

Economic Policy Institute: The Unfinished March - An Overview

The Grio: From 1963 to 2013: Is black America better off 50 years after ‘I Have a Dream’

Huffington Post: Stop-And-Frisk Ruling's Effects On NYPD Will Not Be Delayed, Says Judge

PBS: Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

CS Monitor:  Face of US poverty: These days, more poor live in suburbs than in cities

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