And it’s not just about rich and poor. The racial wealth gap is damaging to the economy as a whole.Read more
Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
There are great moments in intellectual cross-fertilization. This may have been one of them.Read more
The racial wealth divide is bringing down median wealth, while wealth at the very top soars.Read more
Ninety years out from Dr. King’s birth, the typical white family had 41 times more wealth than the typical Black familyRead more
To fulfill Dr. King’s dream we must drop the fantasy of a post-racial America and get real.Read more
Portland’s groundbreaking strategy for curbing executive compensation should be a model for the rest of the country.Read more