Despite its birth as a nation conceived in principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the struggle for equality in America has remained a disturbing constant in our history. Bill Moyers’ body of work addresses the fights for equality in race, gender and sexual orientation, and against the economic injustice that finds half of our citizens living at poverty level or worse. With the shows, specials, essays and talks below, see how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go.
A new study contends that the percentage of black males who voted is even higher than the Census reported. Voter turnout figures look a lot different when you take felony convictions into account. Continue reading
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OEDC, has released its latest data. The United States has one of the highest rates of inequality, topped only by three countries in a select group of developed market economies. Continue reading
A new Demos study estimates that American taxpayers fund nearly 2 million private-sector jobs that pay workers less than $24,000 a year ($12 an hour or less). That’s more low-wage jobs than Walmart and McDonald’s combined. Continue reading