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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism by Andrew Young, John Hope Bryant

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INTRODUCTION

This book is about saving America. All of America. Not black folks or Asian, Latino, or Native American folks. It’s not about white folks. It’s about all of us. As I make the case here, whether you are black, white, red, brown, or yellow, increasingly everyone just wants to see some more green—U.S. currency, that is.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that the movement of his day and age was intended to “redeem the soul of America from the triple evils of racism, war, and poverty.” Interestingly enough, Dr. King’s work also was not about black people per se. African-Americans just happened to be at the tip of the spear in the era that began in 1958. Dr. King and my mentor, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, genuinely thought that we ...

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