Sixty years without substantially narrowing the Black-white wealth divide is a policy failure. But just as federal policy helped create the racial wealth gap, it can also help close it.
It was poverty that made the pandemic so deadly. We shouldn’t compound the tragedy of 1 million COVID-19 deaths by letting it continue.
As is clear from the immense harm corporations continue to cause to communities of color, a racial equity audit is just the first step of many to hold these companies accountable.
“From warehouses to board rooms, from the Deep South to Silicon Valley, we face discrimination in hiring, promotions, treatment, and pay.”
There are better ways to close the racial wealth gap while giving a leg up to Americans of every color.
As we approach 1 million COVID-19 deaths, Americans in poorer counties have died at double the rate of wealthier counties.
We asked nine leading Black labor organizers and policy advocates how to advance racial equity in the COVID recovery — and beyond. Here are their responses.
While workers are continuing to struggle under COVID, corporate lobbyists are converging on Capitol Hill to block proposed pro-labor reforms.
Rep. Cori Bush delivered a win for millions of renters, but inequalities that make Black women particularly vulnerable to evictions continue.
The climate jobs program in the budget reconciliation deal should build on FDR’s initiative in ways that advance equity for all.
The pandemic hit Black entrepreneurs especially hard. To recover, we need to treat the pre-existing conditions.
Black and Latinx households have less to fall back on when the times get tough.
This Black History Month, hard data reveal how the pandemic has widened racial divides.