As Wednesday’s Ferguson report revealed how African-Americans are receiving dangerously unequal treatment by justice systems in Missouri, our report revealed how they are receiving dangerously unequal treatment by our economy: black unemployment in Missouri is at 12.6% – more than twice the rate of white unemployment.
Every day local policymakers and business leaders make decisions that determine how our economy treats people. What we need is a true measure of success that guides those choices- in a week of record highs in the stock market, how are everyday working moms and dads able to raise a family in today’s economy?
To that end, we are calling for a moral economy that values the sacred dignity of every person.
- Wages cover the costs of raising a family
- Everyone has access to affordable credit in their communities
- Your race does not determine your likelihood of being unemployed.