Facing steep budget deficits and escalating income inequality, Mayor Lori Lightfoot should consider a graduated payroll tax and other ways to make corporations pay their fair share.
In many national crises, black Americans have been essential workers – but serving in crucial roles has not resulted in economic equality.
One in 5 of the poorest US households don’t have a car and rely on public transportation to get around.
Irrational scare tactics and myths shouldn’t obscure a proposal that will determine whether the state can move beyond its perpetual fiscal crisis and begin to fund education adequately.
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Although certain racial minorities are more likely to be diagnosed with organ failure, they are less likely to be transplanted. What’s behind the gap?
School buildings notoriously shuttered by Chicago Public Schools in 2013 could now be used to facilitate classroom social distancing, especially in communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
A minority politics scholar assesses black progress 52 years after MLK’s death based on poverty, jobs and wealth. ‘In some ways,’ she concludes, ‘we’ve barely budged as a people.’
Most of the gains from the record economy went to those at the top, while everyone else saw much smaller gains – if any – in income and wealth.
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