Today is the annual Martin Luther King Day celebration. In the U.S., this is a federal holiday and means that government offices and many schools (including my own) are closed in honor of Dr. King. Even this modest commemoration was a hard won victory over a racist resistance to the holiday by those who oppose civil rights. As we reflect on Dr.King’s legacy, it’s important to recognize there is much unfinished business in achieving racial justice. This infographic from the Economic Policy Institute illustrates the work still to be done.
(Source: Economic Policy Institute)