August 14, 2010

Poor Whites in Uptown Chicago Protest Slum Conditions, 1968

"Uptown Chicago is where the poor whites live, but except for the fact that there are white children playing in the streets and white people in the corner taverns, it doesn't look too different from the city's black ghettos. It is for this reason, because poverty looks the same whether the people are Indian, Negro, Puerto Rican, Mexican-American or white, that SCLC organized a Poor People's Campaign instead of a black person's one..."

Read complete article here: Jet Magazine

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