Here's a little more food for thought on MLK Day.
According to Ohio State University law professor Michelle Alexander, in her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, there are more African-Americans under the control of the criminal (in)justice system - whether in jail, prison, parole or probation - than were enslaved in 1850.
There are also more African-American men disenfranchised as the result of felony convictions than were disenfranchised in 1870.
Something has to change.
H/T Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!