Lewis M. Steel

Lewis M. Steel is senior counsel at Outten & Golden LLP and an Institute for Policy Studies board member. He's the author of The Butler's Child: White Privilege, Race, and a Lawyer's Life in Civil Rights

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We who were there in the 1960s and before still believe in the dreams of our generation as well as the dreams of those who march under the banners of Black Lives Matter today. (Photo by Jason Whitman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Monday, February 22, 2021
Reflections on Battling White Supremacy
Last November, we held our breaths until the votes came in—and afterwards until a winner was declared. And again and again as the loser sought to undo his loss and retain his soiled imagined crown. One more time we had to suck in our breaths as the conspirator-in-chief's army marauded through the...
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"50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, the same racial injustices still confront the nation." (Photo: Poor People's Campaign/Twitter) Views
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Radical New Leaders Are Reviving Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign
The critical question long-time veterans of the civil rights movement and new activists alike ask is this: Are the times ripe for a newly energized movement to break the stagnation which has shut down most racial progress for the last 50 years? If so, the follow-up is: What will it take to propel...
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