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 NAFTA-expanding Security and Prosperity Partnership is too cozy with big business.
The problem of excessive pay is not being fixed, even for the top executives of companies in distress.
Expanding NAFTA is wrong, but not because of a mythical North American Union.
We’re not much closer to the promised land than we were at the time of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.
Economic inequality between African Americans and whites is still at the foundation of racial inequality.
Four decades after his death, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words tragically speak to our current reality.
We need to shift from a “Wal-Mart economy” to one built on dignified jobs and healthy communities.
A corrosive problem lies at the root of our economic instability: our society and economy are rapidly polarizing.
Forty years after the Kerner Commission report, the nation remains divided into separate and unequal societies.
Underlying our economic crisis is a polarization of income and wealth.