Maybe racial discrimination will truly fade someday, but don't count on it for now.
Congress is debating whether to slash more than $1 billion from Head Start to give trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the richest Americans and corporations.
Boosting it would help our lowest-paid workers as well as the entire economy.
In the name of thrift, Congress has chiseled unemployment, food stamps, housing, child care, and most other social services.
One in seven Americans--a record high of 43.6 million people--was poor last year.
We have a long-term growth in income disparity between rich and middle-class, which has since been mostly obscured by the recent meltdown.