Is this like the Great Depression? The question fascinates news makers. The Times is running stories every week about life in the Depression, comparing California’s tent cities to shantytowns and asking questions about the job prospects for young people. But all the stories are about white people. As the Applied Research Center gets ready up to release a report on what the recession means for communities of color, we want to hear about what the Depression was like for people of color. If you or someone you know has a story to share, let us know. Email us at submissions [at] colorlines [dot] com, with the subject line: People of Color Lived Through the Great Depression Too!
Do You Know People of Color Who Lived Through the Depression?
By Seth Freed Wessler Mar 28, 2009