Al Sharpton to Lead March for Jobs—
Oct 02, 2011
Forty-eight years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, some critics are skeptical whether a march is an appropriate way to solve legislative problems. When Black unemployment is over 16 percent, however, others have a pointed response for those critics.
“I say to them that had we not marched in the sixties, they wouldn’t be where they are,” Reverend Al Sharpton tells BET.com. “If marching brought attention, and that attention led to legislation, then marching does the same now. Marching is not designed to solve problems. Marching is designed to expose problems.”