wealth gap

Simplifying the Wealth Gap

A new documentary, “Inequality for All,” breaks down the structural reasons for the gap between the top 1 percent and the 99 percent. Here, filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth talks about his most surprising findings

It's Not a Housing Boom. It's a Land Grab

This time, the runaway housing market is being fueled by Wall Street’s gobbling up properties. But the results will be just as bad for regular people as it was four years ago.

We're Tumbling Over an Inequity Cliff

This week’s fiscal cliff deal codifies the absurd notion that the super rich and the working poor are the same. In so doing, it prevents us from really fixing our racial caste system.

We Can't Fix Our Economy Without Confronting White Supremacy

Current fiscal policy has hardened a racial caste system in the U.S. And if we won’t name it, we can’t fix it.

How Bernie Sanders' Tax Plan Can Close the Huge Racial Wealth Gap

Neither party’s proposal for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” will truly deal with the inequity our tax policy built over the past 30 years. It’s time to listen to the independent senator from Vermont.

It's Much Harder for Black and Latino Workers to Retire, Study Finds

Elder poverty rates are twice as high among Blacks and Latinos compared to the U.S. population as a whole.

The Structural Forces Behind Black Youth Joblessness

Reader Gesyckah’s got a good articulation of how systemic inequity passes through individuals.

BET Paying Black Actors Less Than White Actors

If BET doesn’t pay black actors fairly, who will?

Study: Single Moms Crushed by Recession

The answers to the nation’s wealth gap are both in, and out, of Congress.

Older Workers of Color Slip Into Economic Insecurity

In an increasingly harsh economy, social security after retirement could be all that many seniors have to look forward to.

Single Women Fend for Themselves in Recession

Single women of color, despite their vital economic contributions as consumers, parents and workers, bear the brunt of the economy’s decline.