Category Archives: Articles

News Article: “What The Final Moments Of Homeless People Can Teach Us”

Amy DePaul, “What The Final Moments Of Homeless People Can Teach Us“, Capital & Main, 2017.

Article: “What Happened When Walmart Left”

Ed Pilkington, “What Happened When Walmart Left“, The Guardian, July 9, 2017.

News Article: “What Do We Think Poverty Looks Like?”

News Article: “Children in Pro-Trump Rural Areas Have a lot to Lose if GOP Rolls Back Medicaid”

Noam N. Levey, “Children in Pro-Trump Rural Areas Have a lot to Lose if GOP Rolls Back Medicaid“, LA Times, July 6, 2017.

 

New Article: “Rendered Invisible: African American Low-Wage Workers and the Workplace Exploitation Paradigm”

New Article: Llezlie Green Coleman, Rendered Invisible: African American Low-Wage Workers and the Workplace Exploitation Paradigm, 60 Howard L.J. 61 (2016). Abstract below:

The narrative of low-wage worker exploitation has increasingly narrowed in focus to reflect the experiences of undocumented immigrant workers whose immigration status makes them particularly vulnerable to wage theft and other denials of their substantive workplace rights. Indeed, much of the scholarship in this area rests solidly at the intersection of immigrant justice and employment law. This article disrupts this paradigm by arguing that this limited narrative has rendered African American low-wage workers invisible. It also draws from the voices of low-wage worker advocates who have borrowed from current activism to announce that #BlackWorkersMatter. Given the role of paradigms in defining which issues merit our attention, analysis, and assessment, this article argues for a shift in the scholarly conversation to consider not only the historical reasons for the distancing of African Americans from worker advocacy, but also the current dynamics that have facilitated this phenomenon. This article draws from critical race theorists’ black/white binary analysis to consider whether there exists an immigrant/non-immigrant binary paradigm in the analyses of low-wage worker exploitation. Finally, it considers the particular vulnerabilities and disadvantages this paradigm creates for African American workers.

News Article: “Central Americans, ‘Scared of What’s Happening’ in U.S., Stay Put”

News Article: “Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Keeping Cities Segregated”

News Article: “The Car was Respossessed, but the Debt Remains”

News Article: “The Invisibles: The Cruel Catch-22 of being Poor with No ID”

News Article: Patrick Marion Bradley, “The Invisibles: The Cruel Catch-22 of being Poor with No ID“, The Washington Post, June 15, 2017.

News Article: “Wealthy Women Can Afford to Reject Marriage, but Poor Women Can’t”

News Article: Emma Green, “Wealthy Women Can Afford to Reject Marriage, but Poor Women Can’t“, The Atlantic, Jan. 15, 2016.