Title

In King's Wake: Forty Years Later, Assessing a Legacy of Goals Achieved and Promises Left Unfulfilled: Racism Less Pervasive, More Complex

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

4-4-2008

Abstract

Four decades after Dr. King's death, Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate's only black member, may become America's first black president. Today, what I call the ghosts of Jim Crow are caused by choices that result in housing isolation, inequitable school funding, criminal justice stereotyping, and health care service inadequacy that maintain inequality.