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The Shrinking Black Middle Class Infographic

The Shrinking Black Middle Class

by Kai Wright on December 13 2010, 11:14AM

More data proving just how little mobility there is in America—and just how much it differs by race.

Topics: Kai Wright

It's a Wrap -- Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

It’s a Wrap — Congress Lets Our Only Real Jobs Program Die

by Seth Freed Wessler on September 30 2010, 4:10PM

As Congress takes off for midterm elections, it seals the fate of the one real jobs program we had.

Topics: Economy

How Republicans Blamed the Jobless for Being Out of Work

How Republicans Blamed the Jobless for Being Out of Work

by Seth Freed Wessler on July 21 2010, 10:26AM

And the racial boogeyman that informs the fact-challenged argument.

Topics: Economy

Fourth Time's A Charm? Obama Jabs GOP on Stalled Jobs Bill Infographic

Fourth Time’s A Charm? Obama Jabs GOP on Stalled Jobs Bill

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 19 2010, 1:02PM

President tells party of no to say yes on extension of unemployment benefits for millions.

Topics: Economy

Race and Recession: No Recovery for Communities of Color

Race and Recession: No Recovery for Communities of Color

by Seth Freed Wessler, Channing Kennedy, Hatty Lee on July 8 2010, 2:00PM

Our original report examined the racial inequity that helped create the recession—and that the crisis has in turn intensified. More than a year later, little has changed.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis

Race and Recession: Breaking Down the Numbers Infographic

Race and Recession: Breaking Down the Numbers

by Hatty Lee on July 8 2010, 1:40PM

Foreclosure and unemployment continue to hit communities of color the hardest. Here are the numbers.

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Race and Recession: Foreclosure Losses Still Mounting Play

Race and Recession: Foreclosure Losses Still Mounting

by Seth Freed Wessler on July 8 2010, 1:35PM

President Obama’s foreclosure prevention program has done little to slow the pace of loss in communities of color.

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Copenhagen and Us

by Rinku Sen on December 16 2009, 1:24PM

Originally published on The Huffington Post Negotiations have resumed in Copenhagen after a walkout by the African delegation on Monday. African governments were concerned with the lack of commitment by rich country governments to reducing their own emissions. This follows…

Topics: Economy, Environment, Global Affairs, News Items, Race and Recession

How Fair is Recovery in Florida? Tracking Race & Recovery in the Sunshine State

by Yvonne Yen Liu on October 16 2009, 6:30AM

via Joseph Phelan of the Miami Workers Center Last week, over 150 concerned residents of Miami Gardens, Florida gathered with local activists and organizers to share their grievances about the lack of stimulus funding within their community. The evening opened…

Topics: Race and Recession

Seth Wessler on WBAI: Racism Rigged the Economy [AUDIO]

by Channing Kennedy on September 23 2009, 12:59PM

Our own Seth Wessler appeared on WBAI’s Talk Back! with Hugh Hamilton last week. Seth and Hugh discussed racial disparities in the economy, as detailed in ARC’s Race and Recession report from earlier this year. Topics covered by the interview…

Topics: Colorlines Press, Race and Recession

Inequality Has Rigged Our Economy — Time To Change The Rules: Seth Wessler at CommonDreams

by Channing Kennedy on September 2 2009, 3:45PM

The Applied Research Center’s Seth Wessler has an editorial up on CommonDreams.org, detailing how our history of past and present institutional racism laid the rails for an economic disaster that hit communities of color the hardest: That Blacks, Latinos,…

Topics: Race and Recession

We’ll Never Be Post-Racial As Long As the Racial Wealth Gap Persists

by Guest Columnist on August 27 2009, 9:27AM

Click to enlarge image. By Victor Corral There is an enormous racial wealth gap in America. For every dollar of wealth owned by the average white family, the average family of color owns only 16 cents. Wealth, not just…

Topics: Race and Recession

Don’t Call Slowed Job Losses the Beginning of Recovery Just Yet [VIDEO]

by Guest Columnist on August 7 2009, 3:42PM

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy By Jonathan Yee Today, economists are heralding the promising signs of the beginning of the end of the recession. Job losses for the month of July were at…

Topics: Race and Recession

Rinku Sen at Jack & Jill Politics: Will the Recovery Help People of Color?

by Channing Kennedy on June 10 2009, 3:21PM

Rinku Sen has her first post up at Jack and Jill Politics, and it’s kicked off quite a discussion around the Recovery Act’s addressing (or lack of addressing) of longstanding racial economic disparities. From commenter RiPPA: In these economic…

Topics: Race and Recession

Seth Wessler at HuffPo: GM’s Bankruptcy Hurts People of Color Hardest

by Channing Kennedy on June 4 2009, 12:51PM

Check out ARC researcher Seth Wessler’s excellent new piece at the Huffington Post today, “GM Bankruptcy Hurts People of Color Hardest. Workers Desperately Need EFCA.” Seth lays out how the real losers in GM’s bankruptcy are Detroit’s communities of…

Topics: Colorlines Press, Race and Recession

My Great Recession: Being a Poor Mama During This Economic Downturn

by Guest Columnist on June 2 2009, 5:14PM

We put out a call for stories from young people of color about how people are surviving this recession. After a brief hiatus, “My Great Recession” continues with this submission by Queennandi Xsheba. Want to contribute? It will also…

Topics: Race and Recession

Race and Recession: Radio Interview with Seth Wessler

by Jorge Rivas on June 2 2009, 6:36AM

Our very own Seth Wessler, researcher and author of “Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and How to Change the Rules”, was recently a guest on ‘Voices from the edge.’ The current economic downturn has affected people of…

Topics: Colorlines Press, Race and Recession

Are You Poor? There’ll Be An Extra Charge for That

by Guest Columnist on May 27 2009, 6:03AM

photo credit: Katherine Squier By Andrew Grant-Thomas For those who like their insights about the economics of life in poverty leavened with both data and poignancy, I heartily recommend DeNeen Brown’s “primer” in the May 18th Washington Post (“Poor?…

Topics: Race and Recession

My Great Recession: What’s A B.A. Good for These Days?

by Guest Columnist on May 26 2009, 4:37PM

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 Pablo Manriquez. Want to contribute? It will also go on the “Race &…

Topics: Race and Recession

Young, Gifted, and Broke

by Yvonne Yen Liu on May 22 2009, 4:02PM

Summer. Hot days finding respite in supermarket freezer aisles. Auditoriums filled with families eagerly awaiting the moment that their beloved child receives their diploma. An arid field awaits this summer’s graduates. It’s hard for anyone to get a job right…

Topics: Race and Recession

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