Valerie Wilson is director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE), a nationally recognized source for expert reports and policy analyses on the economic condition of America’s people of color.
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Friday, September 15, 2017
This Year’s Poverty Data Look a Lot Different When You Break Them Down by Race
Yesterday’s Census release of data on income, poverty, and health insurance demonstrated two things: There are policies that work for people who are struggling, and there is still a lot of work left to do—especially for people of color in America. It is encouraging that the people who saw the worst...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
What Second Graders Can Teach Us About Inequality
Two of the most widely cited statistics on inequities within the American labor market are that the average woman earns just 79 cents for every dollar earned by a man, and that the black unemployment rate is typically double that of whites. While these statistics are partly accounted for by...