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#MustWatch video by #GISPscholar Mathew Forstater honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and highlighting his call for a #JobGuarantee to ensure racial justice & economic security

#MLKDay #MLKDay2019 #FullEmployment #EconomicJustice #GreenNewDeal
Additional resources on #MLK and #JobGuarantee: Related Readings:
Forstater, Mathew (2004) "'Jobs for All': A Fitting Tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."…
Forstater, Mathew (2007) "From Civil Rights to Economic Security: Bayard Rustin and the African American Struggle for Full Employment, 1945-1978" International Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 36, No. 3.…
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On this MLK Day eve, I want you all to see this & know this as well as the “I Have A Dream” speech. Speechless at his wisdom and truth. "No other ethnic group has been a slave on American soil. And then color became a stigma." Transcribed remainder below.
“America freed slaves in 1863, but gave them no land or nothing to get started on. Emancipation for the negro was really freedom to hunger. Freedom to the winds & rains of heaven. Freedom w/o food to eat or land to cultivate. Therefore it was freedom & famine at the same time.”
"When white Americans tell the negro to lift himself up by his bootstraps, they don’t look at the legacy of slavery & segregation. We ought to do all we can to lift ourselves up, but it’s a cruel jest to say to a bootless man he ought to lift himself up by his own bootstraps.”
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*** 1/21 WEEKLY VIDEO ***
Rather than hear me this week, I'll cede the floor to Dr. King Jr.

“I Have Been to The Mountaintop”

More speeches/ resources/ commentary in comments.


#KNOWmoore #WeAreJCPS #MLK #MLKday2019
My thoughts:

I was taught about MLK as a kid k-12. In college I learned more about his economic stances. On my own I learned that beyond his sense of justice, the man was a true revolutionary. 1/
I chose this speech this year because Dr. King challenges us to live up to the ideals of our nation. This is a worthy challenge, relevant now as it was then.

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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
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