The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

Cross-posted from Dissent Magazine: >> https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/federal-job-guarantee-racial-justice-darrick-hamilton   Subscribe to Dissent Magazine Works Progress Administration poster by Harry Herzog, 1936, via Library of Congress. (Click for large version.) by Darrick Hamilton ▪ November 9, 2015 The conventional discourse about racial disparity in America is a myth. It’s a myth upheld by Democrats, Republicans, blacks, and whites alike;… Read More The Federal Job Guarantee: A Step Toward Racial Justice

“Jobs for All”: Another Dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Mathew Forstater, Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri-Kansas City [2002] The 1963 “March on Washington” was officially named the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” a detail that often gets lost amid the important celebration of the general achievement and highlights such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther… Read More “Jobs for All”: Another Dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap, Michael Luo, NY Times

New York Times, December 1, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/01/us/01race.html   …. …there is ample evidence that racial inequities remain when it comes to employment. …. College-educated black men, especially, have struggled relative to their white counterparts in this downturn, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for black male college graduates 25… Read More In Job Hunt, College Degree Can’t Close Racial Gap, Michael Luo, NY Times