Wendi C. Thomas

Wendi C. Thomas is a 2016 Harvard Nieman fellow, a senior writing fellow for the Center for Community Change and a freelance journalist. Follow her on Twitter: @wendi_c_thomas

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"The system that truly needs an overhaul is the American economy, which operates on the labor of millions of low-wage workers who earn too little to keep a roof over their heads without help." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
What Ben Carson Doesn’t Get About Poverty
“The prescription for the cure rests with the accurate diagnosis of the disease.” Apply Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words to Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson’s latest plan and you’ll see just how brainless public housing policy could become. Last week, Carson unveiled a...
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Monday, January 16, 2017
Let’s Not Forget—Martin Luther King Jr. Was Preaching Economic Justice, Too
“Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service,” wrote King’s widow, Coretta Scott King. In Atlanta, where King pastored, volunteers will hand out energy-efficient light bulbs in low-income communities. In Chicago,...
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