Racial inequalities in wages, income, and wealth show that MLK’s work remains unfinished

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination this year, it is important to remember that African Americans continue to face many of the same inequalities today that Dr. King gave his life to fight for decades ago. Racial economic inequality remains a huge issue that our nation must come to terms with and resolve. There are three major indicators of economic well-being by which we commonly measure racial economic inequality—median hourly wage, median household income, and median family net worth or wealth. If taken alone, each of these measures might lead you to […]