William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. His article this issue is adapted from The Bridge Over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics.
Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University, is the author of 13 books and served as co-writer and chief historian for the PBS Series, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century.
Laura Wolf-Powers is a Ph.D. candidate in urban planning and policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy, Rutgers University. She and Ann Markusan are co-authors of A Just Transition: Lessons From Defense Workers' Experience in the 1990's.