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Valerie Wilson

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Valerie Rawlston Wilson is director of the Economic Policy Institute's Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE). Prior to joining EPI, Wilson was an economist and vice president of research at the National Urban League Washington Bureau.

Despite increasing hires of black workers, the employment gap between African Americans and whites remains high. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Between 2010 and 2013, inflation-adjusted median home values fell by 4.6 percent for white households and 18.4 percent for African American households. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Republican leaders argued that rolling back unemployment benefits would increase employment in the Tar Heel State. Nice try. Read more

Money, Politics and Power