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.
The Billionaires motto is: “If we’re not broke, don’t fix it.”
African Americans are taking on the brunt of the recession with disproportionately high rates of unemployment and foreclosure.
Public funds support many bailed-out companies. So why are we still paying CEOs outrageous salaries?
We’re pointing fingers at President Obama — when those responsible for the economic crisis escape blame.
The 16th annual Institute for Policy Studies “Executive Excess” report exposes this year’s windfalls for top financial bailout recipients.
New corporate regulation across the Atlantic may help deflate bloated executive compensation.
Outrageously large rewards for executives give executives an incentive to behave outrageously — and engage in behaviors that put the rest of us at risk.
Business leaders and wealthy individuals call for a repeal of the Bush-era taxes on high incomes.
Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment — or, we should say, re-impoverishment — of African Americans as a group.
President Obama’s address to the NAACP acknowledged that racial inequality is not an African-American problem, but rather a problem of our entire nation. So why didn’t the New York Times?