Moderated by Rick Badie
Poverty and economic inequality were cornerstones of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights campaigns at his demise. As the Occupy protests show, debate on this issue remains unsettled. Two guest columnists compare today’s financial situation with how things were when King was alive. Others say better opportunities today don’t guarantee equal results — and shouldn’t.
Read what Margaret C. Simms, senior fellow and director of the Low-Income Working Families project at the Urban Institute, has to say, along with Michael T. Hill, CEO and president of the Atlanta Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce.
Then tell us what you think.