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.
Barriers to public transit access make it harder for people, particularly people of color and the poor, to get to jobs and schools.
Those rare moments when our political class suddenly starts viewing the nation’s richest through a skeptical lens can help trigger real social change.
Black and Latino unemployment hit historic lows in 2018, but this is not enough to close the enormous gaps in wealth.
Sanders’ new ‘For the 99.8% Act’ is squarely aimed at preventing the children of today’s billionaires from dominating our future democracy, economy, culture and philanthropy
Taxing wealth over $50 million would be an investment in protecting our country from the tyranny of a plutocracy.
The new Congress needs to prioritize economic policies that empower low-wealth families.
The racial wealth divide gives billionaires more power over all of us. The answer? Reparations.
Do we think people who armed death squads and started wars really want to “bring democracy” to Venezuela?
Michael Dell falsely argues that top marginal tax rates as high as 70 percent have never worked.
And it’s not just about rich and poor. The racial wealth gap is damaging to the economy as a whole.