Economic Justice

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Dozens of Hate-Fueled Attacks Against People of Color Reported at Walmart Stores Nationwide

Univision tracks several racist incidents at the country’s largest private sector employer of African-American and Latinx workers.

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5 Key Takeaways From That New Report on the Wealth of Black Men

“Black boys fare worse than White boys in 99 percent of America.”

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Do We Need An Economic Bill of Rights?

The American Prospect says yes: “Today, we must transcend the racial, ethnic and regional divisions by building universal policies that are cognizant of identities and intersectionality, and inclusive of race, gender, nationality, sexuality and ability.”

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EPA Report Proves That Black Communities More Likely to Breathe Toxic Air

People of color have a 35 percent higher chance of living near emission polluting facilities than their White counterparts—and the number is higher for Black residents.

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U.S. Courts Imprison Thousands For Unpaid Debts

A new report says the practice—which violates due process laws—disproportionately impacts communities of color.

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New Journal Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty

The proposed policies could help lift 23.3 million people of color out of poverty.

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Trump Administration Wants to Replace SNAP Benefits With Boxes of Canned Goods

The proposed 2019 budget would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $213 billion over the next 10 years.

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Dodge Faces Backlash for Using Anti-Capitalist Martin Luther King Jr. Sermon in Super Bowl Ad

The truck commercial uses part of King’s “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon—conveniently omitting the part where he denounces advertising as part of an oppressive economic system.

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REPORT: Racial Disparities Persist Despite Marijuana Legalization Measures

Despite widespread succes of state-level legalization laws, Black and Latinx people remain disproportionate victims of racial profiling and over policing.

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REPORT: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Challenges Congress to Tackle Inequity in America's Schools

“School finance inequity is a standard feature of American public schooling and low-income students and students of color disproportionately live its consequences.”

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Malkia Cyril Explains Exactly Why the Loss of Net Neutrality Matters—and What's Next

The veteran media justice organizer, who vows to see the FCC in court, forecasts a future of ”pay-for-play” internet, higher prices and de facto censorship. 

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WATCH: Maxwell, Aloe Blacc Sing For Poor People's Campaign At 'We Are Here' Concert

Faith leaders, media personalities and musicians graced the Howard Theater stage to support the newly revived Poor People’s Campaign.

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Faith Leaders Revive MLK's 'Poor People's Campaign' 50 Years Later

Faith leaders around the country are recreating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s mass mobilization of working-class people.

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These Tax Calculators Break Down How You'll Fare If Trump Gets His Way

Also: What’s next for the tax reform bill?

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ICYMI: Black Lives Matter—L.A. Brings Back Its #BlackXmas Holiday Spending Campaign

The campaign encourages holiday shoppers to withhold their dollars from White corporations and redirect them toward Black businesses and community groups.

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New Report Says Senate Tax Reform Bill Will Hurt Poorest Americans

Meanwhile, corporations and high-earners will see a tax break.

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#BlackoutBlackFriday Campaign Returns for Another Year of Retail Boycotts, Free Events

The fourth annual action combines economic boycotts with free screenings of “Whose Streets?” in New York City and Oakland.

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Motherhood, Poverty and Privacy in Trump's America

A legal scholar argues that poor mothers are stripped of their right to privacy under the conditions of the state benefits system—and that the situation could get much worse.

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Study Finds White People Wildly Overestimate Racial Economic Equality

“People will not attempt to solve problems that they are either unaware of or believe do not exist.”

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#RenterWeekOfAction Addresses Nationwide Housing Crisis

Renters across the country are staging a week of protests to challenge rent increases, evictions and cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.