Brown v. Board
Inequality
Unemployment
Wage Theft

The landmark decision has yet to achieve its core mission of school integration. Low-income black children are more racially and socioeconomically isolated than at any time since the 1980s. Read the report

The post-tax corporate profit rate has risen fairly steadily since 1979, and in 2012 reached its highest level since the late 1960s. This trend reflects policy decisions that raise the bargaining power of capital owners relative to workers.  View the snapshot

Elevated long-term unemployment is not due to unemployed workers lacking the education for available jobs. All groups are experiencing it, including workers with higher levels of education. View the snapshot

Two thirds of low wage workers have been the victims of wage theft. Employers steal billions of dollars from workers by failing to pay them the minimum wage and cheating them of overtime. View the snapshot

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