IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Did you hear President Obama's speech on inequality and upward mobility?
This week President Obama made us proud and gave us hope by signaling, with conviction, that his administration will prioritize fixing the nation's fundamental flaw: growing inequality.
In a speech full of insight, he embraced the wisdom of knowledgeable economists, the demands of activists committed to fairness and justice, and the aspirations of millions of Americans who have been wondering if anyone was paying attention to what has been happening to them and their communities.
“Attitudes are improving about race. All the polls show it. The American people actually feel better about people who are different, they feel better about black people…But those personal attitudes don’t translate into change. Because the racism now is institutionalized. It’s structural.”