Israelis to wave US flags, collect in Jerusalem for MLK Day

Democrats Abroad will collect at Jerusalem’s First Station on Monday to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

On the gathering, members will learn aloud King’s “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech. 

“This speech is as poignant and significant to People now searching for to bend the lengthy, ethical arc of the universe towards justice because it was in 1968 when it was delivered the day earlier than MLK died,” stated Heather Stone, chair of Democrats Overseas in Israel.

The occasion will happen at 12 p.m. and is open to the general public. Occasion particulars seem on Facebook. Contributors are requested to deliver an American flag.
In August, Democrats Overseas recruited a whole lot of Israelis to protest the policies of America’s immigrant detention camps in solidarity with concurrent occasions that passed off in the US. That occasion passed off in Tel Aviv.

Additionally, in honor of MLK Day, WalletHub launched a examine of the gaps between blacks and white throughout 21 key indicators of equality and integration in every of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. 

The examine discovered that in terms of racial integration – the present integration ranges of whites and blacks – the highest three most built-in states are New Mexico, Hawaii and Wyoming. The least built-in states are Iowa, Wisconsin and D.C.


Racial integration was decided by subtracting the values attributed to whites and black for quite a lot of metrics, utilizing solely the latest knowledge accessible. Positively built-in states have smaller gaps between blacks and white in areas reminiscent of earnings, labor drive participation, employment and home-ownership.

The examine additionally seemed on the ranges of racial progress achieved over time. The racial progress rating positioned Wyoming, Texas and Mississippi on the prime and Maine, South Dakota and Iowa on the backside. 

Progress was decided by subtracting the values attributed to white and blacks for the given metrics, utilizing the oldest potential knowledge accessible and the latest. Based mostly on the consequence, WalletHub calculated the proportion of progress made. Right here, too, the examine checked out metrics together with earnings degree, labor drive participation, employment and home-ownership charges. 

The examine comes on the heels of a latest Pew Analysis Middle report that discovered 45% of People say the US has not performed sufficient to present black People equal rights to white People and that 58% of People assume race relations are “typically dangerous”. Moreover, 53%, based on Pew, assume race relations within the US are getting worse.As well as, a separate study launched by Quinnipiac College in August 2019 discovered that greater than half (51%) of US voters assume that US President Donald Trump is racist.
When damaged down by race, the non-public ballot confirmed that 46% of white voters assume that Trump is racist, as in contrast with 50% who say he’s not and four% who have been undecided. Some 80% of black voters and 55% of Hispanic voters say he’s racist.


“In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. launched the world to his dream of a colorblind society – one which focuses on character, not on complexion,” WalletHub wrote within the introduction to its examine. “America has actually come nearer to realizing Dr. King’s imaginative and prescient. However segregation and discrimination proceed to persist.”