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ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery

ColorLines: Race and Economic Recovery
28:36 | 2010

Categories: Arts and Culture, History

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 Applied Research Center 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.

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November 2, 2012
Government is not the answer, it offers no bennifit to get off of assitance, no bennifit to seek out a relationships with a mate , and no bennifit to want to work hard and provide for themselves. not to say that poor people want to be poor. but if you are born into that situation and there is not someone in your life to teach you what other successful people have done and you are aloud to make bad choice after bad choice and have the government there to save you. this breeds dependence. if you give it away for free you promote the behavior that got them there in first place. the generational curse has to stop.

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1********g
November 2, 2012
this film did not get to the heart of the issue, 1. it all starts with education. 2. we need to get it through our young kids minds that it is there reponsibility to take there schooling to heart. 3. people neet to take responsibility for there choices, and start looking at there future and ask themselves what will their lives look like in five years, ten years, 20 years etc.

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November 2, 2012
we had a program here in WA. State they trained over 1000. people to install solor panels and winterize homes. it didn't work and the funding ran out and not one job was created other then the trainers that taught the classes.

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