Now we can see the problems that this would bring about when people are deprived of economic security.

They are deprived of the opportunity to educate their children.  They are deprived of opportunity of getting proper medical care.  They are deprived of the opportunity of being able to live in decent housing situations.  They are deprived of the opportunity of having the basic necessities of life.  And finally, they are deprived of the opportunity of respecting themselves.  And so often out of self-hatred and out of embarrassment and out of humiliation, they lose motivation.  And it is not enough to look at the effects of discrimination.  It is necessary for a concerned and compassionate nation to look at the cause or the basis of the whole problem.  — MLK, Speech at Illinois Wesleyan University, 1966

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