This week, we will once again see that the Latino and African American poverty rates are more than double the non-Hispanic white poverty rate. The persistence of high poverty rates among these two groups can lead one to think that there are no policy options to address this problem, but this is not the case. We […]
Dr. Algernon Austin is the Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at the Economic Policy Institute. As the director of PREE, Dr. Austin oversees reports and policy analysis in the economic condition of America’s people of color.
Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, National Education Association, discusses the Priority Schools campaign and the need for education reforms in districts with low-incomes and high unemployment.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Dr. William Spriggs, former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and current Chief Economist at the AFL-CIO, discusses creating policies that promote economic development, create jobs and wealth and increase income security among all workers.