Poverty

VIDEO: Reflections on Popular Economics Education

— Shannon M.
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Now THIS is how you create a movement. In this video, newly minted Popular Economics Educators offer reflections on their experience at UFE's most recent Training of Trainers Institute.

MLK and the Facts of Racial Economic Injustice Today

— ts
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Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life to the struggle for racial equality. The vast racial economic divide remains a fact of American life more than forty years after his assassination. Click through to see some of the key indicators of racial economic inequality.

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

— 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.

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

— 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.

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