Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich

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American Poverty, 50 Years Later

Poverty is not, after all, a cultural aberration or a character flaw. Poverty is a shortage of money.

The Recession’s Racial Divide

African Americans are taking on the brunt of the recession with disproportionately high rates of unemployment and foreclosure.

The Destruction of the Black Middle Class

Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment — or, we should say, re-impoverishment — of African Americans as a group.
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