Sixty years after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, our racial economic divide is vast as ever. But it can still be closed — and quickly.
60 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the racial wealth divide persists.
Sixty Years After MLK’s “I Have A Dream” Speech, New Report Projects Over 500 Years To Achieve Black Economic Equality
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.
Congress should establish a national commission to examine the legacy of slavery and propose reparations funded by breaking up concentrated wealth in the United States.
If billionaires and corporations pay their share of taxes, there would be more than enough revenue to invest in child care, paid leave, and home care.
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.
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 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.