African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Dr. Eric Tang in The Nation magazine on the Enduring Importance of MLK’s Riverside Speech

Mon, April 10, 2017
Dr. Eric Tang in The Nation magazine on the Enduring Importance of MLK’s Riverside Speech
Martin Luther King Jr. (Wikimedia Commons)

The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine, serving as a platform for investigative reporting and spirited debate on issues of import to the progressive community. In his opening paragraph, Tang writes, “We live in a post-civil-rights era—a time in United States history when overt racial discrimination is illegal yet racial violence and inequality remain unrelenting. The paradox stems from a liberal civil-rights agenda that has failed to root out deep, systemic racial injustices while championing superficial racial equality under law. For decades that focus has stymied movements for transformative change. But when, exactly, did the post-civil-rights era begin?”

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