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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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Posted Jan. 18, 2012
Interview with Dedrick Muhammad, senior director of the economic department at the NAACP and co-author of the report, “State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority", conducted by Scott Harris
On Jan. 16, as the nation honored the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the group United for a Fair Economy released a report titled, “State of the Dream 2012: The Emerging Majority." The report finds that in the year 2042, when people of color will collectively represent the majority of the U.S. population, the economic divide between racial groups will likely remain, and may get considerably worse if current economic policies of the last three decades are unchanged.
United for a Fair Economy’s ninth annual assessment of Dr. King’s dream of racial equality examines trends across a variety of indicators including income, wealth, education, employment, health and incarceration. If current trends continue, the report finds, black poverty will be nearly twice as high as white poverty, and the nation’s Latinos will be living in poverty at more than two-and-a-half times that of whites. The report also presented data indicating that the estimated black family income in 2042 will be 61 cents for every dollar earned by white families, while Latinos will earn only 45 cents for every dollar made by white households.
Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with Dedrick Muhammad, senior director of the NAACP’s Economic Department and co-author of the "State of the Dream 2012” report. He discusses the disturbing conclusions of the report and some of the recommendations made for changes in public policy that will be necessary to substantially reduce racial economic inequality.