Today the poor are less often dismissed, I hope, from our consciences by being branded as inferior or incompetent. We also know that no matter how dynamically the economy develops and expands, it does not eliminate all poverty.
The problem indicates that our emphasis must be twofold. We must create full employment or we must create incomes. People must be made consumers by one method or the other. Once they are placed in this position we need to be concerned that the potential of the individual is not wasted.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights activist, Nobel laureate, Where Do We Go From Here?, address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (16 August 1967)