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View Resource The Two Nations of Black America: Frontline Online

This companion site to a recent Frontline examines the growing class gap within the African-American community. The site features a powerful essay by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the correspondent and writer for Frontline's report, RealPlayer audio and text from the Du Bois Institute's 1997 forum, economic and social statistics, and interviews with prominent African-American activists and scholars,...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/race/
View Resource Left Behind in the Labor Market: Recent Employment Trends Among Young Black Men

Written by Paul Offner and Harry Holzer, Professors at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, "Left Behind in the Labor Market: Recent Employment Trends Among Young Black Men" is a nine page report that compares the employment trends of young black men with no more than a high school education to other groups of the same educational background over the past two decades. According to the report,...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/left-behind-in-the-labor-...
View Resource Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Founded in 1970, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is a national, nonprofit research and public policy institution that performs research and outreach activities on public policy issues that are of concern to African Americans and other communities of color. The areas that are of prime interest to the Center include economic advancement, political participation, and international...

https://jointcenter.org/
View Resource Economic (In)Security: The Experience of the African-American and Latino Middle Classes

As more policy analysts and academics express concerns about the faltering economy, a number of think tanks and like-minded organizations are offering up research reports on how these changes are affecting various segments of American society. This recent 24-page report released in February 2008 looks at the economic problems faced by African-Americans and Latinos. The report was created by the...

https://www.demos.org/publication/economic-insecurity-experi...
View Resource Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies (Last reviewed on November 30, 1999)

Founded in 1970, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is considered one of the premier think tanks focusing primarily on a broad range of public policy issues of concern to African Americans and other communities of color. Since their founding, the Center has expanded their work to include a wide range of research projects, and visitors will be delighted to know that their website...

https://jointcenter.org/