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Protesters stand with a sign reading "Racism Is Our Longest Plague" in Washington Aug. 28, 2020, during the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" Commitment March on Washington 2020 in support of racial justice. (CNS photo/Tom Brenner, Reuters)

Racism leaves mark on U.S. housing, wealth creation, say panelists

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued its stark appraisal of the endurance of racism in U.S. society with the pastoral letter “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love” in November 2018, the national reckoning with race that would ignite in the wake of the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

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Blooming cherry blossoms surround the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington March 27, 2021. (CNS photo/Cheriss May, Reuters)

‘His memory still resonates’: Franciscan sister recalls MLK

Almost everyone familiar with the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. knows the value that the civil rights leader put on living a long life. The phrase “longevity has its place” is now enshrined within his last speech, given the night before King’s murder in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4,1968.

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