“King understood racial equality was inextricably linked to economics. He asked, ‘What good does it do to be able to eat at a lunch counter if you can’t buy a hamburger?’ Those disadvantages have persisted. Today, for instance, the wealth of the average white family is more than 20 times that of a black one. King’s solution was unionism.”
from Tacoma DSA http://bit.ly/2DlmpTm