Author Says African-Americans Face Greater Challenges Forty Years after Martin Luther King Jr`s Assassination

Released on: March 30, 2008, 11:59 am

Press Release Author: Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: April 4th is the fortieth anniversary of Martin Luther King
Jr.'s assassination. Author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson says that
African-Americans face greater challenges from black on black violence to poverty
than King had to grapple with at the time of his assassination.

Press Release Body: Author Says African-Americans Face Greater Challenges Forty
Years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

Los Angeles, Ca. U.S. March 31,2008-

Forty years after King was gunned down on April 4th the challenges that King faced,
and that civil rights leaders still face four decades after his assassination are
even greater says author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson.
Now, civil rights leaders must confront the indifference, even outright hostility,
of many white and non-white Americans to affirmative action, increased spending on
social programs, and civil rights marches, and the tormenting plight of the urban
black poor, says Hutchinson.
The chronic problems of gang, and drug violence, family breakdown, police abuse, the
soaring incarceration rate of young black males, the mounting devastation of HIV and
AIDS disease in black communities, abysmally failing inner city public schools, says
Hutchinson, have made things even worse for African-Americans. The mostly
middle-class civil rights leaders at times have seemed clueless on how to get a
handle on those problems.
The furious internal fights among blacks over gay marriage, abortion, and
immigration have tormented, perplexed, and forced civil rights leaders to confront
their own gender and political biases.
Forty years after King's murder, the weighty challenges that face African-Americans
perplex and frustrate many blacks, says Hutchinson.
About Earl Ofari Hutchinson:

Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. His new book is The Ethnic
Presidency: How Race Decides the Race to the White House (Middle Passage Press,
February, 2008).

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Contact Details: Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Hutchinson Political Report
Los Angeles, Ca. U.S.
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