Racial Wealth Divide

UFE Provides Tools to Occupy Our Economy

— steveschnapp
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A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting at home with the Occupy Wall Street livestream playing in the background when I heard a young woman on the “people’s microphone” give a shout out to UFE.

...If you want a great source of accessible information about economic inequality...check out United for a Fair Economy...w-w-w-dot-faireconomy-dot-org.

She finished with that, and the people's mic erupted into cheers and applause. I was overcome with a feeling of great pride, and wanted to do my part to see that UFE was a part of this powerful movement.

How Do We Coddle the Super-Wealthy?

— Shannon M.

The rules that shape our economy have been influenced by the super-wealthy over the past 30 years, and tilted in their favor. Here's how. (See sources here.)

White Speculators, Black Area Foreclosures

— Maz
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Black communities have been hardest hit by foreclosures, not because of the federal policies frequently targeted by Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs and other conservative and, seemingly, xenophobic fact-ignorers, but because of primarily white investors looking to turn a quick profit who don't even live in those neighborhoods. 

Poverty Gets A Seat On the Bus

— Maz
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The relentless focus on federal budget-cutting has burned up so much of the country's political oxygen that it nearly choked off dialogue on a more immediate, urgent concern: poverty. Two well-known Americans tried to move this point to the front of the bus last month with their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience." [...] Unlike the abstractions of long-term deficit projections, poverty is a tangible, here-and-now reality. 

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