Wanjiku Mwangi

OP-ED: We Must Act to Halt Downward Spiral in Black Communities

October 27, 2011 — Wanjiku Mwangi
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UFE's Wanjiku Mwangi explains the urgent need for policies to stop the economic destruction of Black communities, noting three key reasons for the poor employment situation in those communities. She urges us to demand from our federal lawmakers a targeted job creation strategy that will lift up communities experiencing the greatest struggle.

OP-ED: The American Promise Beckons

April 23, 2011 — Wanjiku Mwangi
The American Dream

The American reality may have been far from a dream for people of color in the 1940's, but upward mobility has since become even more difficult. The stagnation of wages for the lowest earners, depression-like unemployment rates among people of color and increased economic segregation have helped to create racialized pockets of destitution. As a result, people of color depend far more on unemployment insurance and other social safety net programs than do Whites.

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