New Show Investigates Color Lines in Recession and Recovery
Cross-posted from RaceWire President Obama says the stimulus saved or created 2 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 ColorLines magazine for a closer look: ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery. Watch a sneak peek of the show here. ColorLines: Race and Economic Recoveryfollows 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. Tune in to Link TV Friday, February 12, for ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery on DIRECTV Channel 375 or DISH Network Channel 9410 at 6:30 Pacific, 7:30pm Central and 8:30 pm Eastern. Then join ColorLines on Twitter @racialjustice, as we host a roundtable discussion on what we’ve seen. More info at colorlines.com/recovery.