US Income Inequality


Did  “Yes we can” mean we can give more income to the wealthy?


After studying the 1967 U.S. urban riots, the Kerner Commission’s report indicted White America’s institutions and society for creating and condoning a destructive environment of segregation and poverty in the racial ghettos, and warned, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.” (Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, Bantam Books, 1968, pages 1 and 2)  Today our nation is again moving toward separate and unequal societies, with tens of millions of White people joining Black, Latino, Asian and other citizens at the bottom of a hierarchy of access to economic and political power controlled by the wealthiest 1% of Americans

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