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"Me? At a foodbank? Reaching for cans of spam? I'm as lily white as they come! And whats even more disturbing is I'm not alone. There are plenty of formerly known as middle class white folks up in here with me."

Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the widening wealth gap between minority and white households. 

How racism, global economics, and the New Jim Crow fuel black America’s crippling jobs crisis.

The true problems facing public education are inequality and opportunity gaps.

Royal Wedding

The one thing I never thought I’d have to explain to Americans is why monarchy is a bad idea. Apparently, I’m wrong.

Kai Wright talks about how payday lenders prey on poor and working class neighborhoods.

Are We All Black Americans Now?

More and more Americans are learning what it feels like to be unsafe and unprotected. In other words, they're learning what it's like to be black.

We Are All Wisconsinites

How can the pro-worker movement born in the streets of Madison be nurtured into a national force?

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse. 

The real dilemma in Amy Chua's book is how to survive in a world in which the slightest nonconformity risks landing you out of a job, a home, a life.

Blogs

By forcing people on welfare to trade personal dignity for social entitlements, the system seeks to shrink public spending at an unconscionable moral cost.

May 29, 2014

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.

May 27, 2014

If inequality sells in bookstores and box offices, it will sell at the polls as well.

May 23, 2014

Janet Yellen admits evidence of how inequality is “very worrisome.”

May 7, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

The real “takers” are the biggest corporations and banks, the richest Americans.

April 29, 2014

The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.

April 24, 2014

With coal not paying the bills, West Virginia has turned to prison construction.

April 21, 2014

Why we still need a “Freedom Budget for All Americans.”

April 15, 2014

Stephen Black appears on Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how predators set up shop and grab a cut of their victims’ tax refunds. 

April 14, 2014