Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr.: We've Got to Begin to Ask Questions About the Whole Society

...And one day we must ask the question, “Why are there forty million poor people in America?” And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I'm simply saying that more and more, we've got to begin to ask questions about the whole society...

Martin Luther King on racism, poverty, capitalism, and other big questions

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Presidential Address: August 16, 1967

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