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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dignified Jobs and Decent WagesThe Next 50 Years of Civil Rights and Economic Justice | By Maryam Adamu
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Years of organizing and civil disobedience culminated in a seminal piece of legislation prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex.A few years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, Martin Luther King Jr. asked, “What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t earn enough money to buy a hamburger?” It is important to realize what King always understood: The civil rights movement was about both social andeconomic justice. It was about....Read More:http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/race/report/2014/07/10/93607/dignified-jobs-and-decent-wages/?