The State of Working America Podcast’s debut episode features economist Valerie Wilson, from the Economic Policy Institute, discussing the central role race in the American economy.
Wilson debunks the widely-held myth that education is an easy way to narrow the racial wage and wealth gap, explaining that structural racism runs much deeper, defining U.S. economic relations to their core.
The State of Working America Podcast is part of EPI’s effort to raise workers’ voices to ensure they are heard in the economic policy debate. Hosted by Pedro da Costa.
Core topics include workers' rights, inequality, race, gender, labor markets, education and immigration, but we're interested in all things related to social justice.
Track the data: State unemployment by race and ethnicity
Analysis: 10 years after the start of the Great Recession, black and Asian households have yet to recover lost income
Analysis: Racial and ethnic income gaps persist amid uneven growth in household incomes
Pedro da Costa's Social Capital column on MarketWatch
Economic Policy Institute