BRIEFLY NOTED: For 2021-08-01 Su

Things that went whizzing by that I want to remember: First: Matthew Yglesias: Martin Luther King Called for Radical Redistribution of Material Resources: ‘King’s speeches had more lines than just that one. And he didn’t retire after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And his actual ideas were, I think, superior…. Formal equality mostly characterized the United States before the civil rights revolution. The pre-Brown understanding was that separate accommodations were permissible as long as they were “separate but equal.” Black people were de facto disenfranchised across the South, but the basis for disenfranchisement was facially race-neutral…. Nor was there ever a “no Black CEOs in the Fortune 500” law...

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