State of the Dream 2009: The Silent Depression

by Khalil Bendib

by Amaad Rivera, Jeannette Huezo, Christina Kasica (D2D Fund) and Dedrick Muhammad (Institute for Policy Studies) by Khalil Bendib In this year’s report for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, released on his 80th birthday, Jan. 15, 2009, by United for a Fair Economy, we found that people of color are experiencing a silent economic depression. It’s silent because it’s going unnoticed, unacknowledged and unaddressed – and yet the evidence is striking.

We detail evidence that shows the current racial economic inequity, including poverty rates, wealth and assets and economic mobility. While racial barriers did not prevent an African-American from becoming […]