“Whenever the issue of compensatory treatment for the Negro is raised, some of our friends recoil in horror. The Negro should be granted equality, they agree; but he should ask nothing more. On the surface, this appears reasonable, but it is not realistic.” – Dr. Martin Luther King (source)
“The median household income of black families is about two-thirds that of white families.
There really just have not been any gains,” said Kurt Metzger, research director for Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies. “It points out that African-Americans have not, for a number of reasons, been able to make any strides.”