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
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).
Web Site: http://earlofarihutchinson.blogspot.com
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