Fifty Years Later

“When we talk about the historic civil-rights gathering whose fifty-year anniversary will be celebrated on Wednesday, we usually call it the March on Washington. In fact, the full name of the event was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” The New Yorker’s Vauhini Vara on race and poverty, fifty years after the march.

+ “In 1963, kids in the 10th percentile of income fell behind children in the upper echelon of wealth by about a year or so. Today, that gap is closer to four years.” The Atlantic’s Sarah Garland makes the argument that class is now more important to a child’s education than race.

+ The Daily Beast: 50 Years of the Civil-Rights Movement — in 10 Charts.

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