Bill Quigley - MLK, Jr. - 2011 Reflection/Sources

Bill Quigley - MLK, Jr. - 2011 Reflection/Sources

MLK Injustice Index 2011: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the US
by Bill Quigley

Full List of Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Economic News Release, January 7, 2011, Table A-2.

Census:  US Census, Income Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the US 2009

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “Top 1 percent of Americans Reaped Two
Thirds of Income Gains in Last Economic Expansion.”

CDC: Source: Centers for Disease Control Health Disparities and Inequalities
Report, US 2011.

Department of Defense.  Active Military Personnel, September 30, 2010.

James Glanz, “The Economic Cost of War,” NYT, 2-28-09.

Kaiser:  Health Insurance Coverage in America, 2009, Kaiser Family Foundation.

Miami Herald.  Guantanamo by the Numbers. 12-26-10.

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Out of Reach 2010.

New America Foundation.  The Year of the Drone: An analysis of US drone strikes
in Pakistan, 2004-2011.

2010 Princeton study “Racial Segregation and the American Foreclosure Crisis,”
Jacob Rugh and Douglass Massey:

Nelson Schwartz and Louise Story, “Pay of Hedge Fund Managers Roared Back Last
year,” New York Times, March 31, 2010.

SIRI.  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.  Military expenditures:
News Release June 2, 2010.

Sale of weapons by US:

Peter Slevin, “Deportation of Illegal Immigrants increases under Obama
administration,” Washington Post, 7-26-10.

State of Working America.  Economic Policy Institute.

Joseph Stiglitz and Linda J. Blimes, “The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion
and beyond,” Washington Post, 9-5-10.

Devona Walker, “Foreclosures are destroying the Black Middle Class.”