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Race and Recession

The Secret of Breathing

by Guest Columnist on May 20 2009, 6:53AM

By Bertha Lewis There are some things I know so deeply that I experience them the way I experience breathing. Constantly, but almost always unconsciously. I’m like fish pondering water – I don’t even know I’m wet. Sometimes, though, when…

Topics: Race and Recession

Time to Wake Up to the Racism in Our Housing Midst

by Julianne Hing on May 19 2009, 1:33PM

Seth’s got an op-ed up over at the Huffington Post about the housing crisis, its historical roots and the people he met around the country while researching for “Race and Recession.” In Detroit, I talked with 55-year-old Sandra Hines,…

Topics: Race and Recession

My Great Recession: Can’t Get a Job, Can’t Afford School

by Guest Columnist on May 19 2009, 10:10AM

Ed Note: We put out a call for stories from young people of color about how people are surviving this recession. “My Great Recession” continues with this submission by Angel Garcia. Want to contribute? It will also go on…

Topics: Race and Recession

My Great Recession: My Post-Grad, Mid-Recession Struggles

by Guest Columnist on May 18 2009, 3:43PM

Ed Note: We put out a call for stories from young people of color about how people are surviving this recession. “My Great Recession” continues with this submission by Angel Garcia. Want to contribute? It will also go on the…

Topics: Race and Recession

My Great Recession: When Working Three Jobs, Seven Days a Week Still Isn’t Enough

by Guest Columnist on May 18 2009, 12:05PM

Ed Note: We put out a call for stories from young people of color about how people are surviving this recession. “My Great Recession” continues with this submission by Angel Garcia. Want to contribute? It will also go on the…

Topics: Race and Recession

“Race and Recession” Is Here [VIDEO]

by Julianne Hing on May 18 2009, 9:50AM

The report is here. “Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules” tells the stories of people of color who have, across the board, been disproportionately affected by the recession. It uncovers the…

Topics: Race and Recession

Victims of Violence, Victims of Recession

by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 18 2009, 6:00AM

Four years ago, Maria Cecilia Osorio followed her husband north from Mexico with her two children, now eight and twelve. Her husband traveled to the United States in search of work and Maria followed. But upon arriving in Nogales, Arizona,…

Topics: Race and Recession

“My Great Recession” - We Want Your Stories

by Julianne Hing on May 12 2009, 5:36PM

Calling all young POC writers, artists, bloggers! Where you at? I was always told that young people my age had it easy growing up in a time of unprecedented material wealth. “You don’t know how good you have it,”…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession