Colin Jenkins

Colin Jenkins is founder, editor, and Social Economics Department chair at the Hampton Institute. Jenkins received his B.A. in Historical Studies and M.A. in Social Policy from the State University of New York, with concentrations in Political Economy.

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Friday, November 07, 2014
The Great Recession, Six Years Later: Uneven Recovery, Flawed Indicators, and a Struggling Working Class
In July of this year, Barack Obama boasted of an impressive recovery the US has undertaken since the Great Recession of 2008, proclaiming, "We've recovered faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth." To support this claim, the White House released a report showing that...
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Sunday, August 24, 2014
Undercover in White America: Why Black Rage is Conscious, Justified, and Long Overdue
On a crisp, Fall evening in 1992, while I was a freshman at a SUNY (State University of New York) school, the campus erupted after a white, male student assaulted a black, female student. Being an associate of the African American Student Union Body Association (AASUBA) at the time, I attended an...
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
On the Front Lines of Class War: Why the Fight for a Livable Wage is Everyone's Fight
In the spring of 2004, amid the thaw of a frigid New York City winter, a brave group of Starbucks baristas began organizing. Like most service-sector employees in the United States, they were faced with the daunting task of trying to live on less-than-livable wages. Inconsistent hours, inadequate or non-existent health insurance, and less-than-dignified working conditions paled in comparison to their inability to obtain the most basic necessities.
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