Issues - Growing Divide

Today, the top one percent of our society holds 24% of the total wealth in the country. This is the most intense concentration of wealth at the top of the ladder since 1929. At UFE, we believe that the growing economic division between the super-wealthy and the middle class is bad for our communities, our democracy, and our future.






PODCAST: State of the Dream 2012 on WBAI radio

January 19, 2012 — Maz
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State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority co-authors Wanjiku Mwangi and Tim Sullivan have an in-depth discussion of the report with WBAI Pacifica "Talk Back!" host Hugh Hamilton on his Martin Luther King, Jr. Day broadcast and fundraising drive.

MLK Day Report: Dr. King's Dream 30 Years from Now

January 12, 2012 — ts
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The last 30 years of public policy have hindered progress toward Dr. King's dream of racial equality. Thirty years from now, people of color will collectively represent the majority of the U.S. population. If we continue along the same governing path, the racial economic divide will remain in 2042 and, in many regards, will be considerably worse.

Yahoo! Income Inequality is Reaching Mainstream Media!

November 8, 2011 — Maz
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UFE has been working to raise public awareness of economic inequality for 15 years, so this is certainly call for excitement. Yahoo News' video on income inequality, the first in their "Remake America" series, is accessible and deserving of the most views you can help to generate.

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.

10 Chairs of Wealth Inequality at Occupy Boston

October 20, 2011 — Maz