In the treatment of poverty nationally, one fact stands out: there are twice as many white poor as Negro poor in the United States.That's still true.
PS. From King's "Final Words of Advice":
...the programs of the past all have another common failing -- they are indirect. Each seeks to solve poverty by first solving something else.
I am now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective -- the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.