Institute President and CEO writes for NJ Spotlight:
Fifty years after it was conceived, it is long past time to finally make real the promise of the Poor People’s Campaign, and to grapple with the divisions detailed by the Kerner Commission. It is entirely clear, particularly at this moment in history, that resistance and change must happen from the ground up in our communities.
If there is a lesson for progressive people to learn from the past 50 years and today, it is this: People who care about racial and social justice cannot afford to be timid.
New Jersey, which embodied so many of these challenges in 1968 and today, can chart the path forward for the nation.