GritTV with Laura Flanders Jose Garcia joins Ludovic Blain and Dr. Kilolo Kijakazi on GRITtv with Laura Flanders to discuss both the racial and historical dimensions of the income gap in the United States.
As President Obama takes office, and the nation reflects on the historic moment and its significance, Demos Senior Fellows John Schwarz and Lew Daly remind us that America is more than just “common blood, or race, or ethnic background or religion.” America is about freedom, they argue, and its up...
We now know the answer to a question the media hectored us with for the last 18 months: “Is America ready to elect a black president?” The majority of Americans are ready for a black president; I hope we’re ready for a post-American president.
As the next installment in the By a Thread series, Economic (In)Security uses the Middle Class Security Index to provide the first comprehensive portrait of the level of financial security enjoyed by African-American and Latino middle-class families. The findings show that, in the wake of fading...
Developed in collaboration with the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, By a Thread: The New Experience of America's Middle Class looks at the financial security of the middle class using the innovative Middle Class Security Index, rating household stability across five...
Americans carry over $800 Billion in credit card debt. Using most recent data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances, Borrowing to Make Ends Meet exposes this and other disturbing trends in American families’ debts and financial assets. The report breaks down debt and asset...
The United States faces major challenges in sustaining a strong middle class in the decades ahead. Rapidly changing, often volatile economic conditions are making it more difficult to enter the middle class -- and stay there. Even as the bar to a middle class life is raised higher, economic...
Demos Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright testifies before the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding protection against racial discrimination in the Voting Rights Act.
While real income gains were realized during the economic boom over the latter half of the 1990s, the average American's credit card debt rose faster than ever before. While balances grew faster for white families than for African-American and Hispanic families, all groups experienced a significant...
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