These are the not often quoted words of the late
Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr., whose
birthday we celebrate today:
America is deeply racist and its democracy is flawed both economically and socially.... the black revolution is much more than a struggle for the rights of Negroes. It is forcing America to face all its interrelated flaws- racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superfical flaws and suggests that radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced.
We are engaged in the class struggle.
We must recognize that we can't solve our problems now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power.