50 Years After the March on Washington: Racial Economic Inequality Beyond Black and White


Dedrick Muhammad Senior Director of Economic Programs, NAACP – posted 08/27/13

The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a multiracial movement. And like 50 years ago, today many of the disparities — wealth, unemployment, and income — are not only experienced by African Americans, but exist in varied forms among all people of color.

Unlike the African American population, the Hispanic population is rapidly growing with trends projecting Hispanics will comprise 30 percent of the country’s population by 2050.