In evaluating the state of racism in 21st century America, some of the greatest change is coming from youth leaders. GlobalPolicy.TV, with permission is bringing you the second article in the special report on race in America series, Color Blinded: Do Americans See Race Too Much – or Not Enough? published by The American Prospect and Demos, in their April 2011 issue. This special report was funded in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Representative Melvin Watt of North Carolina explains why social security is important for African Americans and why public policy and programs that address economic disparity and income security are vital to economic health.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Janice Ferebee, Director of the Bethune Program Development Center at the National Council of Negro Women, who discusses her Center's work with women of color in areas such as health and politics at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.
Maya Rockeymoore conducts interviews with Dr. Wilhelmina Leigh and Stefanie Brown about Social Security and economic disparity issues. Other topics include life expectancy and social insurance benefits.
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.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Tiffany Moore of Venable about the economic policies of free trade and global economic development.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Avis Jones, Research Director at the National Council of Negro Women, to discuss the status of black women and girls in communities faced with economic and racial disparities, and the role of social insurance reforms in helping to close the racial and gender gaps.
Kati Haycook, President of the Education Trust, discusses how strengthening the teaching profession can improve student learning and U.S. public schools at the Forum for Education.
Maya Rockeymoore interviews Dedrick Muhammad of the Institute for Policy Studies about the racial wealth gap and the economic policies needed to bring about racial and economic equity among people of color.