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Jessicah Pierre

Jessicah Pierre is the inequality media specialist at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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Learning from King’s Last Campaign

Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful.

Jessicah Pierre ·


What the Felicity Huffman Scandal Says About America

Low-income parents risk jail for putting their kids in better public schools, while the rich bribe colleges to shut the poor out.

Jessicah Pierre ·


400 Years After Slavery’s Start, No More Band-Aids

It’s time to heal the deep wounds of racism—not only to ensure equity for African Americans, but for our entire economy.

Jessicah Pierre ·


Celebrating Juneteenth With Bold New Ideas

Closing our racial wealth divide requires bold thinking, but so did ending slavery

Jessicah Pierre ·


Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Milwaukee's novel approach to combating racial inequity should inspire other cities

Jessicah Pierre ·


A Revolutionary Idea to Close the Racial Wealth Divide

“Baby bond” accounts for all American kids would bridge the racial wealth gap while providing security to Americans of every color.

Jessicah Pierre ·


The Real College Admissions Scandal

Wealthy families have rigged college admissions for generations, but they want you to blame affirmative action

Jessicah Pierre ·


A Dream Deferred: MLK’s Dream of Economic Justice is Far From Reality

90 years after King was born, the racial wealth divide is actually growing — which drags down the entire economy

Jessicah Pierre ·

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