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King and the Other AmericaThe Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality$
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Sylvie Laurent

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288560

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288560.001.0001

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Facing Structural Injustice

Facing Structural Injustice

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(p.219) 8 Facing Structural Injustice
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King and the Other America
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Sylvie Laurent

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288560.003.0009

This chapter shows how the radical egalitarian measures laid out by the campaign’s demands were a major rebuke to the current “culture of poverty” thesis. Comparing its framework to major scholarship on urban poverty, this chapter opens a part dedicated to exploring the enduring insights of the campaign.

Keywords:   Ghetto, structural, underclass, Clark, Wilson, empowerment, exploitation, colony

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