Race

New York - Today, the Institute on Assets and Social Policy and the national policy center Demos released a report revealing that only four percent of Latino seniors and eight percent of African-American seniors have the resources to maintain economic security for the duration of their...
09/25/2011
Press Release
Even before the full impact of the Great Recession hit, seniors were seeing their retirement security steadily and rapidly destroyed. The elimination of secure pensions for most Americans combined with rising costs of basic expenses has resulted in a dramatic rise in senior economic insecurity...
09/21/2011
Publication
Both groups also saw the wealth they acquired evaporate almost over night. Hispanics lost 66 percent of their wealth and Blacks lost 54 percent. And, as I explained in "White/Minority Wealth Disparities: The Rest of the Story," both minority communities experienced...
09/13/2011
News/Resource
And, says Anastasia Christman of the National Employment Law Project, "his focus on putting young people to work is critical for communities of color." The plan contains funding for summer job and youth work programs. "We know that delayed entry to the workforce can depress a person's wages for...
09/08/2011
News/Resource
The public is overwhelmed by budget deficits, shrinking public supports, and the inability of its government to compromise. In this climate, so-called minority issues seem like a distraction. But black and Latino men between the ages of 16 and 24 are profoundly more likely to be poor than whites,...
08/21/2011
News/Resource
Today headlines are filled with stories of middle-class families struggling to survive the current downturn. But the problems of middle-class families did not start with the recession. Between 2000 and 2006, the number of middle-class families that lacked economic security grew from 19 to 23...
08/08/2011
Publication
Building on Living Longer on Less, the first report in a series examining the financial vulnerability of the elderly, this report examines the economic security of African-American and Latino senior households.   LONG-TERM ECONOMIC SECURITY AND RISK  The SFSI finds that  91 percent...
08/08/2011
Publication
There are clearly swaths of the United States that are predominantly non-Hispanic white. Consider Rich Benjamin’s work on whitopias—growing white enclaves around the country where residents allegedly try to find refuge from the country’s growing multicultural reality. In exploring why people are...
07/26/2011
News/Resource
Shirley Sherrod, Randall Kennedy, William Julius Wilson, and Others Write About the Status of America's Racial Discourse In New Report Read the report here: http://ampro.me/g0jz3n Washington, D.C. – Despite the election of the first African-American president, which seemed to mark a new era...
03/04/2011
Press Release
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