Perhaps the greatest thing ever written about poverty in America

On the 10th anniversary of Katrina, I re-read “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution.”

“It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself up by his own bootstraps.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(full text of the speech here)

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