Assessing 'King's Prescription for Poverty' This week, we are observing the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Farai Chideya talks with economist Bill Spriggs about King's hard-fought plans for economic justice and how black America has fared since 1968.
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Assessing 'King's Prescription for Poverty'

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Assessing 'King's Prescription for Poverty'

Assessing 'King's Prescription for Poverty'

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This week, we are observing the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Farai Chideya talks with economist Bill Spriggs about King's hard-fought plans for economic justice and how black America has fared since 1968.

Spriggs' recent policy brief, "Beyond the Mountaintop: King's Prescription for Poverty," challenges America to take up Dr. King's vision of economic justice.

We also hear from Chanelle Clark, a Houston city worker and a member of the Houston Organization of Public Employees (HOPE).

Plus, Spriggs weighs in on the announced resignation of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson.

Spriggs is a professor and chair of the economics department at Howard University.