Michell Alexander ( author of the bestselling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness ) : "Recent data shows, though, that much of black progress is a myth. In many respects, African Americans are doing no better than they were when Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and uprisings swept inner cities across America. The black child poverty rate is actually higher now than it was then. Unemployment rates in black communities rival those in Third World countries."
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