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Simplifying the Wealth Gap

Simplifying the Wealth Gap

by Chris Williams on October 7 2013, 7:00AM

A new documentary, “Inequality for All,” breaks down the structural reasons for the gap between the top 1 percent and the 99 percent. Here, filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth talks about his most surprising findings

Topics: Economy

It's Not a Housing Boom. It's a Land Grab

It’s Not a Housing Boom. It’s a Land Grab

by Imara Jones on May 30 2013, 7:00AM

This time, the runaway housing market is being fueled by Wall Street’s gobbling up properties. But the results will be just as bad for regular people as it was four years ago.

Topics: Economic Justice

We're Tumbling Over an Inequity Cliff

We’re Tumbling Over an Inequity Cliff

by Imara Jones on January 3 2013, 9:45AM

This week’s fiscal cliff deal codifies the absurd notion that the super rich and the working poor are the same. In so doing, it prevents us from really fixing our racial caste system.

Topics: Economy, Shutdown

We Can't Fix Our Economy Without Confronting White Supremacy

We Can’t Fix Our Economy Without Confronting White Supremacy

by Imara Jones on December 21 2012, 10:06AM

Current fiscal policy has hardened a racial caste system in the U.S. And if we won’t name it, we can’t fix it.

Topics: Economy, Shutdown

How Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan Can Close the Huge Racial Wealth Gap

How Bernie Sanders’ Tax Plan Can Close the Huge Racial Wealth Gap

by Imara Jones on December 5 2012, 10:02AM

Neither party’s proposal for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” will truly deal with the inequity our tax policy built over the past 30 years. It’s time to listen to the independent senator from Vermont.

Topics: Economy, Fiscal Cliff

It's Much Harder for Black and Latino Workers to Retire, Study Finds

It’s Much Harder for Black and Latino Workers to Retire, Study Finds

by Jorge Rivas on February 22 2012, 9:27AM

Elder poverty rates are twice as high among Blacks and Latinos compared to the U.S. population as a whole.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Structural Forces Behind Black Youth Joblessness

The Structural Forces Behind Black Youth Joblessness

by Kai Wright on November 24 2010, 3:57PM

Reader Gesyckah’s got a good articulation of how systemic inequity passes through individuals.

Topics: Kai Wright

BET Paying Black Actors Less Than White Actors

BET Paying Black Actors Less Than White Actors

by Jorge Rivas on November 15 2010, 1:50PM

If BET doesn’t pay black actors fairly, who will?

Topics: Media

Study: Single Moms Crushed by Recession

Study: Single Moms Crushed by Recession

by on October 14 2010, 4:22PM

The answers to the nation’s wealth gap are both in, and out, of Congress.

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Older Workers of Color Slip Into Economic Insecurity

Older Workers of Color Slip Into Economic Insecurity

by Michelle Chen on September 9 2010, 9:27AM

In an increasingly harsh economy, social security after retirement could be all that many seniors have to look forward to.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession

Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession

by Michelle Chen on August 11 2010, 9:29AM

Single women of color, despite their vital economic contributions as consumers, parents and workers, bear the brunt of the economy’s decline.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Economic Inequality from Cradle to Grave

by Michelle Chen on May 24 2010, 9:27AM

What’s an acceptable level of social inequality? The loaded answer is obviously “none.” But it seems that few people realize what the socioeconomic gaps across racial and gender lines aren’t just about paychecks of different sizes. The damage lasts far…

Topics: Economy, Race and Recession

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