Economic justice – race

What Do We Really Know About Racial Inequality? Labor Markets, Politics, and the Historical Basis of Black Economic Fortunes By Cynthia Thaler, Alternet.org, January 18, 2013 …The racial economic gap — also present in other measures of economic well-being, such as wage and unemployment gaps — has persisted over time in the United States…

The Astonishing Collapse of Black and Latino Household Wealth By Adam Hudson, AlterNet, May 31, 2013  …The Great Recession has increased racial inequality and set back the modest socioeconomic gains of the civil rights movement…while the racial wealth gap has existed for decades, it’s drastically expanded during the last 30 years.…The 2007–2009 recession devastated the American economy and all families suffered decreasing wealth. However, African American and Latino families were hit the hardest… the racial wealth gap is not new. It has deep historical roots and current policies perpetuate and exacerbate it.…Practices in employment and education also contribute to the racial wealth gap…

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