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Questions on Civil Rights Champion Medgar Evers?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. We’ll be talking about his life and legacy tomorrow. What are your questions about Evers, about civil rights now?

Update: the show will now be on Monday, 6/10.

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  • John_Breckin

    I was a teenager in the 60s and I have to think that the “new” civil rights movement is talking about those whom globalization and various other market forces have screwed over or just plain forgotten. Medgar, Martin, and Malcolm would be sickened today by how we’ve stopped fighting for po’ folks (who ain’t only colored folks if u look around).  Along those lines, let me share a brilliant, eviscerating piece by an ex-Goldman Sachs banker, CZ Nnaemeka. She’s imploring her fellow 20-somethings (she takes particular, delicious aim at Silicon Valley techies) to stop making stupid apps for themselves and to swing some intelligence and investment money towards po’ folks, working folks, and all us folks trying to get by.
    The Unexotic underclass: http://miter.mit.edu/the-unexotic-underclass

    Very good read.  

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