The caucasity of television shows about the casual cruelty of excess is critically important. Succession didn’t shy away from that, and neither should other shows profiling the rich.
Wealth and inequality
A task force calculated how much Black residents should receive for systemic, state-sanctioned discrimination and ongoing harm.
It was like money falling from the sky. Except the city of Los Angeles would be sending it to her in a debit card every month. A thousand dollars. To
Neither will the American Dream.
Tired of waiting for the city to address housing justice, Baltimore’s constellation of grassroots activists and institutions are charging forward to keep residents in their homes and increase availability of affordable housing.
The elimination of student debt is just the first step in mitigating the pervasive effects of racial capitalism.
A public bank would allow the state of New York to keep its money closer to home, and put it to good work.
To address the problems of our “surprisingly impoverished democracy” in the midterm elections, Liz Theoharis argues that policymakers would have to take seriously the realities of tens of millions of poor and low-income people.
A historic drop in the child poverty rate over the past 25 years showed us exactly what to do when the pandemic hit.
Changing course to transform into an ecological civilization will take international cooperation. But the U.S and China are setting a poor example.
Black and other farmers of color are seeing a restoration of land that was stolen or cheated from them as a key step to strengthening their economic power.
Experts on banking, public spending, and education policy look at the impact of Biden’s plan.
The racial wealth gap exists by historical design. In order to undo that divide, we need to be just as intentional.
People facing housing loss often have to move quickly, without funds. These volunteers are there to help.
The real estate industry has long had a Whiteness problem. An emerging Black developer in Baltimore is challenging the state to help fix the appraisal gap and other injustices.
Residents of Ironton, Louisiana are rallying for their share of recovery funds.
Republican America is poorer, more violent, and less healthy than Democratic America. But Republicans’ blame is misplaced.
The philanthropic sector needs to shift its focus toward those organizations that best understand the communities they serve.
Two guaranteed income projects in New York City and Atlanta are showing how modest monthly cash payments to low-income women of color can make a huge difference in alleviating race and gender-based economic inequities.
One often-overlooked aspect of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and career was his strong support of labor unions, calling them America’s first anti-poverty program.
Evalynn Romano, the daughter of custodians, offers clear, achievable solutions to affirm the dignity and health of this largely BIPOC workforce.
A historic victory over the fashion industry in California is creating ripples for global change.
President Biden has already committed to addressing systemic racism. Here’s a good place to start.
Reparations, debt cancellation, and climate justice are all regular features in climate solutions—but what do they mean in practice?
Unchecked inflation can be damaging, but what we’re seeing in the U.S. is a fundamentally different issue: one in which inflation is being politicized.
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