A Good Week for Equality and Justice

The president's promotion of economic equality and the DOJ's pledge to restore voting rights move us forward.

President Barack Obama speaks in Binghamton, N.Y. (Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

Both of these instances attest to how far we have come as a nation since 1963 and the long road that lies ahead.

Peniel E. Joseph is founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and a professor of history at Tufts University. Follow him on Twitter. The center will convene a National Dialogue on Race Day on Sept. 12, 2013, and invites all to join in the conversation. Follow the center on Twitter.