At the National Civil Rights Museum, Ernesto Cortes, Jr. Asks: Economic Recovery for Whom?


Ernesto Cortés Jr. has an important question about the much touted economic recovery in the United States after the great recession. Who has benefited from this recovery?

Cortés says that while assets like stocks, bonds and real estate are increasing in value, wages “have not kept up in any shape or form with assets.

“Public policy has been focused on how we make wealthy people wealthier,” Cortés said in a telephone interview with The New Tri-State Defender. “How do we make it possible to share the prosperity without going into debt?”

Economic Recovery for Whom? [start video at minute 44:00]

Catalyst for Change: Ernesto Cortes Jr.National Civil Rights Museum

NCRM to Present Ernesto Cortes Jr. at Catalyst for Change, TriState Defender Memphis [pdf