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.
Reparations need to be part of this discussion, but we should also look at policies that would turn around our regressive economy for all Americans.
The richest among us are preaching the ‘opportunity’ gospel. Don’t fall for it.
The United States is spending $750 billion on its war machine. That money should be going to food, education, health care, and shelter for working people.
Inequality in the U.S. can be reversed, in part, through intentional social programs and tax reform.
Deep pockets have displaced modest-income people from plenty of prime urban terra firma. Could our offshore be next?
Striking workers won backing from every corner of their community, from local rabbis preparing for Passover to placard-carrying toddlers.
The divide is much bigger than most people suppose. It’s also fixable.
“Baby bond” accounts for all American kids would bridge the racial wealth gap while providing security to Americans of every color.
Gross inequalities were created by public policies, and can by fixed by them as well.
Activists, academics, and elected officials gathered in Washington to explain why and how we should raise taxes on the wealthy.