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ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery

ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery

ColorLines follows communities making ends meet in the Great Recession. The program narrates the moving story of Tisha, mother of three in Connecticut, facing a social safety net shredded further by the crisis.

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This half-hour magazine-style show is hosted by Chris Rabb, author of forthcoming book Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity. Join the conversation on Twitter @ColorLines.

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Construction WorkersPresident Obama says the stimulus saved or created two million jobs in 2009. But is the recovery really working? The American dream of good jobs and strong communities is still just a dream for too many. The unfair economy hurts certain groups more, and that ends up hurting everyone. From the bottom line to the unemployment line to the color line, watch a new in-depth program from Link TV and Applied Research Center (ARC) for a closer look: ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery.

 

ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery follows communities making ends meet in the Great Recession. The program narrates the moving story of Tisha, mother of three in Connecticut, facing a social safety net shredded further by the crisis. Then the program goes to Los Angeles where community-based organization SCOPE has mobilized to win green jobs for communities of color. Learn more on ARC's ColorLines page.

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Major Funding for this Program Provided by the Akonadi Foundation.

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