What the Left Must Do

LA Progressive, Friday, August 9, 2019
We are living at an inflection point. 43% of us cannot afford the basics. 78% live paycheck to paycheck. UN scientists give us twelve years to get our climate act together. The neoliberal project that has dominated American political and economic structures since Reagan cannot deliver the basic... Read More »

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

Center for American Progress, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
How America's Housing System Undermines Wealth Building in Communities of Color By Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, and Abril Castro Posted on August 7, 2019, 7:00 am This report is part of a series on structural racism in the United States. Typical... Read More »

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

The New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
A new online calculator has a winner: Baby bonds. A group of boys walks past a partially collapsed row house in Baltimore in 2013.CreditCreditPatrick Semansky/Associated Press One of the big policy goals of the Democratic presidential candidates is reducing the racial wealth gap. Cory... Read More »

Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap

Center for American Progress, Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Simulating How Progressive Proposals Affect the Racial Wealth Gap Getty/Eric BaradatA mural with the words "Keep the dream alive" is pictured in an alley in Baltimore, April 2019. This issue brief and accompanying interactive are part of a series on structural racism... Read More »

El Paso massacre has impact on Latino community

ABC Videos, Monday, August 5, 2019
Dr. Eladio Bobadilla, an assistant professor of history at the University of Kentucky, explains how the "white nationalist rhetoric" coming from the Trump administration is targeting Latinos.   Watch the video here. 

Cash Reparations as Earnest Money

Medium, Sunday, August 4, 2019
All levels of US government have a history of being used by White Americans to legitimize exploiting Black Americans. The result has been racialized inequalities in wealth and health, but also a settled entitlement among White Americans to use the government as a tool to enact policies of... Read More »

New exhibit 'Uneven Ground' details housing inequality in Durham

ABC 11, Saturday, August 3, 2019
  DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new exhibit on display at the Durham County Department of Public Health shows the significant role that housing inequality plays on public health. The Bull City 150 "Uneven Ground" exhibit was created to raise awareness and a greater understanding of the root... Read More »

Descendants of slave owners join Democratic candidates' call for reparations

The Telegraph, Saturday, August 3, 2019
It was one of the biggest applause lines of the night. Marianne Williamson, the novelist and maverick Democratic presidential candidate, lit up the debate stage this week on an issue still relevant in today's America - the legacy of slavery.  "We need some deep truth-telling," she told... Read More »

150 Years Later, Slavery Reparations Are on the Agenda Again

Mother Jones, Friday, August 2, 2019
William Darity Jr. on Marianne Williamson’s remarkable debate moment and the Black activists who made it possible. Marianne Williamson participates in the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN, on July 30, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Paul Sancya/AP... Read More »

Why this descendant of slaves says he's against reparations

ABC 11, Thursday, August 1, 2019
According to the latest Marist poll, 58 percent of black people support slavery reparations but one Durham educator and descendant of slaves explains why he is against the potential bill. Stagville Plantation in Northern Durham County was owned by the wealthy Bennehan-Cameron Family in the... Read More »