Yellen: US economy has ‘never worked fairly for Black Americans’

Flowers lay in front of the birthplace of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, who considered racial equality inseparable from alleviating poverty and stopping war [File: Branden Camp/AP] The United States economy “has never worked fairly for Black Americans — or, really, for any American of colour”, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a speech delivered Monday, one of many by national leaders acknowledging unmet needs for racial equality on Martin Luther King Day.

Major events for the holiday also included the annual Martin Luther King Jr service at the slain civil rights leader’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, […]

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