In 1968, Martin Luther King asked, ““What does it profit a man to be able to eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn’t have enough money to buy a hamburger?”
If King were alive today, he’d be on the picket lines with the fast-food workers seeking a fair wage.
Every year, politicians line up to express their admiration for Dr. King, and to be seen as supportive of King’s goal of equality for all. It is likely past time that those who declare their support evidence it by actually supporting policies promoted by King and the movement for equal justice.
Let’s adopt a national “Just and Livable Wage” sometime before the very next day honoring Martin Luther King.