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Employment

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What is a Bank Robber?

Download or View The Full Report In the wake of the financial crisis internet bloggers, newspaper columnists, and many middle and working class Americans have called the financiers responsible for the residential mortgage backed securities are “crooks,” “criminals,” and even “Wall Street gangsters.” While this populist rhetoric is widespread, neither the nation’s academics nor mainstream … Continue reading »

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Race-Recovery Index: Is Stimulus Helping Communities in Crisis?

Download or View The Full Report Tracking the Equity of Our Recovery The Race-Recovery Index, a project of the Kirwan Institute, is designed to measure how all people, but particularly marginalized populations, are faring in the midst of the national recovery efforts. The two primary tools for measurement that will be used on a monthly … Continue reading »

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ARRA and The Economic Crisis: One Year Later

Download or View The Full Report Facing an escalating economic crisis, newly inaugurated President Obama signed the historic American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (commonly referred to as “the stimulus”) on February 17th 2009.1 The $787 billion stimulus bill was designed to create and preserve jobs, spur economic growth, and be administered with a particular focus … Continue reading »

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No Home in Indian Country

Download or View The Full Report While most Americans have only felt the effects of the economic crisis for less than a year, and most communities of color have felt these effects for about five years,1 Native communities have experienced a coercive economic crisis for over 500 years. While not exhaustive, this paper provides a … Continue reading »

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Preliminary Report of the Impact of the Economic Stimulus Plan on Communities of Color

Download or View The Full Report The impact of the recent economic downturn has had a profound effect on the U.S. and global economy. While the troubles plaguing our economy have been devastating to Americans of all walks of life, the devastation is not even. The brunt of unemployment, layoffs, social service and education budget … Continue reading »

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