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The 1970s were a last hurrah for Black people there, in terms of economic growth. Then you had these neoliberal and conservative policies, you had NAFTA, you had tax breaks - that were unraveling the economic fabric of the community in the Midwest, where a lot of Black people are. So we didn't really the results of that until later on, but the seeds were sown even then - even with the stats that herald the Clintons as some great economic advocates.

Writer Malaika Jabali explores life and politics in Black Milwaukee - as deindustrialization, joblessness and mass incarceration gutted the city's black neighborhoods over generations, the Democratic establishment is finding little enthusiasm from the people trying their hardest to survive the party's capitalist agenda.

Malaika wrote the article The Color of Economic Anxiety for Current Affairs.


Episode 845


Apr 18 2015
Episode 844


Apr 12 2015
Episode 843


Apr 4 2015
Episode 842

Economics Decree

Mar 28 2015
Episode 841

No Men, No Masters

Mar 21 2015
Episode 840

Overhead Press

Mar 14 2015
Episode 839

Green Screen

Mar 7 2015
Episode 838


Feb 28 2015
Episode 837

Free Radicals

Feb 21 2015
Episode 836

Circular Movement

Feb 14 2015