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.
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.
Washington is long overdue for making sure U.S. trade policies put workers and the environment above corporate interests.
IPS and United for a Fair Economy find the subprime lending crisis is causing the greatest loss of wealth to people of color in modern U.S. history.