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.
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t02.htm

Census:  US Census, Income Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the US 2009
http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/income_wealth/cb10-144.html#tablec

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “Top 1 percent of Americans Reaped Two
Thirds of Income Gains in Last Economic Expansion.”
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=2908#_ftn1

CDC: Source: Centers for Disease Control Health Disparities and Inequalities
Report, US 2011.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/other/su6001.pdf

Department of Defense.  Active Military Personnel, September 30, 2010.
http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/MILITARY/history/hst1009.pdf

James Glanz, “The Economic Cost of War,” NYT, 2-28-09.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/weekinreview/01glanz.html?pagewanted=1

Kaiser:  Health Insurance Coverage in America, 2009, Kaiser Family Foundation.
http://facts.kff.org/chart.aspx?cb=60&sctn=174&ch=1911

Miami Herald.  Guantanamo by the Numbers. 12-26-10.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2007/11/27/322461/by-the-numbers.html

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Out of Reach 2010.
http://www.nlihc.org/oor/oor2010/introduction.pdf

New America Foundation.  The Year of the Drone: An analysis of US drone strikes
in Pakistan, 2004-2011.  http://counterterrorism.newamerica.net/drones

2010 Princeton study “Racial Segregation and the American Foreclosure Crisis,”
Jacob Rugh and Douglass Massey:
http://wws.princeton.edu/news/Massey_Rugh_Foreclosure/Massey_Rugh_Summary.pdf

Nelson Schwartz and Louise Story, “Pay of Hedge Fund Managers Roared Back Last
year,” New York Times, March 31, 2010.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/business/01hedge.html

SIRI.  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.  Military expenditures:
News Release June 2, 2010.
http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/pressreleasetranslations/storypackage_milex

Sale of weapons by US:
http://www.sipri.org/yearbook/2009/05/05A

Peter Slevin, “Deportation of Illegal Immigrants increases under Obama
administration,” Washington Post, 7-26-10.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/25/AR2010072501790.html

State of Working America.  Economic Policy Institute.
http://www.stateofworkingamerica.org/

Joseph Stiglitz and Linda J. Blimes, “The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion
and beyond,” Washington Post, 9-5-10.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/03/AR2010090302200.html

Devona Walker, “Foreclosures are destroying the Black Middle Class.”
http://brechtforum.org/foreclosures-a