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Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition Seeks Lead Community Organizer – Health Justice

The Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition is a 40-year old community organization that unites individuals and institutions to fight for better neighborhoods and for social, economic, environmental, and racial justice. The organization is membership-based, and uses direct action community organizing to address affordable housing, public health, education, immigrant rights, youth, voting rights, economic development and jobs issues, and to fight for broader policy change in these and other areas.

The NWBCCC is committed to ensuring holistic health equity for low-income people of color in them Bronx. The mission of our Health Justice Committee is to build power through a democratic body that works with Bronx hospitals, government agencies and legislators to address the root causes of health disparities and to promote holistic physical, mental and social well-being. We do this through education and community organizing to shift policies and channel investment to ensure quality healthcare for all, promote preventative health care and sustainable economic development that foster equity and generate wealth and ownership for residents, especially poor people of color.

The Health Justice Organizer will work with members to coordinate the Health Justice Campaigns of the NWBCCC for Community-led Health Action Planning, Expanded Health Safety Net, and the Bronx Healthy Buildings Program. NWBCCC works with residents to address violence as a barrier to health through local job creation and training. As a member of the Bronx Healthcare Coalition, we work with community members, healthcare unions and advocates to fight for equitable and quality healthcare access for all in the Bronx and Medicare for all in NYS. The Healthy Buildings Program is an initiative of the NWBCCC and its partners, the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, Montefiore Medical Center, and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to address the root causes of asthma, through a holistic approach of tenant organizing, energy efficiency upgrades, Community Health Worker education, Integrated Pest Management, and local job creation.

See full job description and application instructions here.

Dollars & Sense Seeks Outreach Coordinator (Boston, MA)

We seek to hire a 32-hour/week Outreach Coordinator for our small, 501c3 non-profit publishing company. Our office is located near Boston’s South Station, at the Nonprofit Center of New England. The position combines fundraising, communications, circulation management, and marketing/promotions.

Economic Affairs Bureau, Inc., d/b/a Dollars & Sense, is cooperatively run with four paid staff members, a volunteer editorial collective, and a small board of directors. Our 43-year-old economic justice magazine Dollars & Sense is internationally distributed. We also publish the “Real World” series of college-level economics textbooks, and operate a website (dollarsandsense.org) and two blogs. Our mission is to provide highly accessible reporting and analysis from a left perspective on U.S. and global economic issues.

The Outreach Coordinator will manage contact with magazine subscribers, donors, and the college instructors who adopt our textbooks.  This involves managing our databases for these constituencies, and our regular mail and email communications with them such as fundraising appeals, renewal letters to subscribers, magazine promotion mailings to potential subscribers, and textbook promo emails to potential book adopters.  The Outreach Coordinator will enlist and organize other staff, the D&S editorial collective, the D&S board, work-study students, and volunteers to help as needed in these tasks, and with major donor outreach.

Shared duties: The new staff person will contribute to shared office tasks, including answering phones, taking and fulfilling book orders, democratically overseeing colleagues at weekly staff meetings, and reporting to the board of directors.

Skills and qualifications: We are looking for a self-starter comfortable with taking responsibility and leadership. Some college experience required. Some experience with database software (preferably circulation, donor, or constituent-management software) is required; experience with CiviCRM and/or WordPress is a plus. Good writing and communication skills are required. Interest in and experience with left/progressive media and politics and/or cooperative/non-hierarchical workplaces are a plus.

BENEFITS

Compensation and benefits: Salary: roughly $42,000 full-time equivalent; full health and dental benefits (or reimbursement for premium); paid holidays, four weeks’ paid vacation, paid sick/personal days; flexible work schedule.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

None specified

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

2-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

dollars@dollarsandsense.org

http://dollarsandsense.org

Please email a resume/CV plus a cover letter explaining what skills and experience you would bring to the position and why you’re interested in it and in Dollars & Sense.

Color of Change Hiring for Multiple Positions

Senior Grant Writer

Location: New York City, Oakland, or Washington, D.C.
Full-time

ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We develop strategies to put an end to policies and practices holding Black people back, while championing the solutions that move all people forward. As a national force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America. In 2005, Color Of Change was founded in response to the realization that during the Hurricane Katrina crisis, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. There were no consequences for Black people being left stranded on their roofs to die, nor was there sufficient infrastructure among Black communities to aggregate our power and demand them for those that perpetuated or refused to acknowledge the tragic injustice. Color Of Change impacts lives by introducing accountability into the systems of decision-making. We leverage emerging technologies and our media savvy and sharp focus to build the power it takes to move decision makers in corporations, media and government to drive meaningful change for Black people in service of ending injustice for all oppressed groups.

 

TEAM SUMMARY

The Development Team of Color Of Change (COC) ensures there are sufficient resources for COC to remain a powerful influencer across broad segments of the progressive movement. We are creative and passionate professionals committed to excellence in the pursuit of Color Of Change’s mission. We are committed to racial equity in America and building an effective, unapologetic and unrelenting opposition – built to win media wars and win back hearts and minds; block destructive policies from taking effect; mobilize missions of people to define the majority; and ultimately govern the country. We do this through driving COC’s resource development strategy and infrastructure, to advance the Color Of Change mission.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Color Of Change seeks a Senior Grant Writer (Senior Writer) that will integrate his/her deep understanding of social and racial equity concepts, policies, activities in America to create compelling solutions and narratives on how institutions and foundations can partner with Color Of Change to advance its mission. Through leveraging data insights from our studies and campaigns the Senior Writer will chiefly be responsible for identifying potential fits between grantor funding priorities and COC’s mission, writing and editing letters of intent, grant applications and proposals, and preparing timely reports to funding sources on grants received. The Senior Writer will report to the Deputy Director of Development and manage a team of two (2) Associate Grant Writers to accomplish his/ her fundraising objective(s).

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Leads all research activities for potential grant opportunities that align with COC’s mission by performing prospect research on foundations and informing all relevant internal stakeholders of grant opportunities and eligibility requirements regularly. Ensures that standard elements such as qualifications statements, staff biographies, support letters and required funder forms are accurate and readily available.

Develops case statements and narratives to identify strategic areas for program growth that describe COC’s campaigns in a way that will inspire funding interest that fuels our media, criminal& economic justice and power & voice work. Responsible for identification, research, and strategic outreach for new and existing institutional and foundation partners.

Submits proposals, applications, letters of interest, and concept papers by synthesizing campaign and organizational needs and goals into provoking proposals. This also may involve developing and executing work plans and timelines, meeting facilitation, quality assurance, internal communications with internal/ external partners and funders, and final submission.

Facilitates grantor understanding of Color Of Change by organizing interactions with the appropriate COC staff, board members and donors. This may include sharing information about COC with grantors, arranging and conducting video/conference calls, and site visits.

Assists COC Leadership Team by supporting the design of annual and long-range institutional revenue strategic planning and keeping them informed of appropriate timing for building and enhancing their relationships with funders, especially with preparing status reports on grants.

Guides the writing team by editing and providing feedback and support on all proposals and report drafts. Additionally, in collaboration with the Database and Grants Manager, the Senior Writer will ensure that the writing team centrally maintains all records related to the team’s activities.

Any other duties as assigned to help advance COC’s fundraising strategy and organizational infrastructure.

We’re Looking For Someone Who Is:

  • Creative: You can conceptualize and describe funding needs in a way that is compelling to prospects, donors, board members and other stakeholders. You have a knack for designing logic models and conveying information and research that is compelling, clear, and analytic in style.
  • An Organizational Maven: You can manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems and processes with clarity and attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently meet deadlines.
  • Adaptable and Flexible: You can handle any curveball, and in fact, you expect them. You can meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Additionally, you are strategic and have the ability to pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take shape.  You can and are willing to travel if needed.
  • A Self Starter: You have the ability to initiate, organize and manage projects, and to interface successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.
  • Collaborative: You see yourself as central to cultivating productive relationships with contacts across the social and racial justice space including agencies, movement builders, advocacy organizations, and academia.

What You Will Need:

  • Professional Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of professional/ progressive work experience in proposal or program development, with at least two (2) years managing a team or leading multifunctional project teams.
  • Fluency and Experience Generating Funding For Racial and Social Equity Movements: You have a deep understanding of the racial and social equity ecosystem as well as the concepts and agents that are funding and pushing the work forward. Your analytical prowess allows you to draw insights from outcomes data to crafting LOIs, concept papers, proposals and stewardship materials for progressive social justice institutions that have secured significant, multi-year gifts.
  • Mission Alignment: You have enthusiasm, familiarity and demonstrated alignment with Color Of Change’s mission and campaigns and also a commitment to building/deepening your commitment to racial justice. You are steadfast in your support of COC’s long-term sustainability and are committed to a career with impact.

 

COMPENSATION

The salary for the Senior Grant Writer is commensurate with experience. Color Of Change offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation and holiday schedules and medical, dental and disability insurances.

Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 15th. Interested applicants should click the “Apply for this position” link and submit a resume and cover letter.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Individual Donor Manager

Location: New York City, Oakland, or Washington, D.C.
Full-time

ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We develop strategies to put an end to policies and practices holding Black people back, while championing the solutions that move all people forward. As a national force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America. In 2005, Color Of Change was founded in response to the realization that during the Hurricane Katrina crisis, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. There were no consequences for Black people being left stranded on their roofs to die, nor was there sufficient infrastructure among Black communities to aggregate our power and demand them for those that perpetuated or refused to acknowledge the tragic injustice. Color of Change is impacting lives by introducing accountability into the systems of decision-making. We leverage emerging technologies and our media savvy and sharp focus to build the power it takes to move decision makers in corporations, media and government to drive meaningful change for Black people in service of ending injustice for all oppressed groups.

 

TEAM SUMMARY

The Development Team of Color of Change (COC) ensures there are sufficient resources for COC to remain a powerful influencer across broad segments of the progressive movement. We are creative and passionate professionals committed to excellence in the pursuit of Color of Change’s mission. We are committed to racial equity in America and building an effective, unapologetic and unrelenting opposition– built to win media wars and win back hearts and minds; block destructive policies from taking effect; mobilize missions of people to define the majority; and ultimately govern the country. We do this through driving CoC’s resource development strategy and infrastructure, to advance the Color of Change mission.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Color of Change seeks an Individual Donor Manager (IDM) to serve as a key member of a development team that is expanding relationships with individuals and foundations. The Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development, the IDM will lead Color of Change’s fundraising plans for sustaining and growing relationships with donors, particularly among the major donor qualified portfolio. In addition to a focus on securing major gifts, the IDM will explore planning giving opportunities and solicit special campaign gifts. The IDM will manage an Event Coordinator who will be responsible for creating moments for high quality donor cultivation and stewardship and ensuring high-quality and consistent engagement occurs for CoC’s individual donors.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor Relations:

  • Develop and implement strategies for solicitation that will grow annual revenue from individuals that can provide major gifts to Color of Change. This may include the use of sophisticated prospect research techniques and the creation of tailored proposals and/ or individual stewardship plans.
  • Develop a recruitment and retention plan for individual donors to further cultivate relationships and annual revenue.
  • Plan and coordinate an active schedule of individual donor solicitations and campaigns that reach new audiences and increase both donors and dollars raised annually throughout the year with a view of retaining donors and increasing giving year over year.
  • Communicate effectively with donors through face-to-face solicitation and stewardship meetings, as well as written and e-communication strategies.
  • Provide support to senior and campaign staff in preparation for solicitation or stewardship opportunities, including providing reminders, materials, and draft communications, as well as assisting with briefings, appointment scheduling and call reports.
  • In partnership with Marketing & Storytelling team, develop and implement a communications plan to keep in regular contact with donors on COC campaigns and issue areas they are most passionate about as well as key organizational developments.

 

Donor Engagement & Event Coordination:

  • Lead the conceptualization and implementation of small to modest size fundraising and cultivation events such as salons or briefings, and activities that may require time before and after business hours –ensuring they operate smoothly, efficiently, and generate maximum revenue and exposure
  • Manage consultant and vendor agreements, production schedules and logistics prior to and during events to ensure flawless efficiency and revenue/expense optimization.
  • In partnership with Marketing & Storytelling team, ideate and develop event creative briefs and communications plans that will guide production of all event related branding and promotion assets (invitation, event sites, in-room decorations, sponsorship solicitation materials, talking points, in-room call to action, etc.)
  • In partnership with Deputy Director of Development, develop event budgets and oversee financial reporting/ reconciliation.

 

Planning and Reporting:

  • Establish and meet annual goals including, dollars raised, renewal percentages, and donor pipeline development for individual donor portfolio.
  • Work in partnership with the Deputy Director of Development to:
    • Reconcile contributions from individual donors and update projections; and
    • Develop budgets and monitor expenses related to the individual giving program.
  • In collaboration with Database and Grants Manager:
    • Lead technological upgrades to drive our prospect research and donor cultivation and stewardship efforts.
    • Perform comprehensive ongoing data analysis and evaluation related to all aspects of the annual giving program; and
    • Ensure individual giving fundraising activity and interactions are accurately and regularly stored in donor databases and information systems and acknowledgement letters are generated in a timely matter.

 

Lead special projects as needed.

 

We’re Looking For Someone Who Is:

  • A Relationship Builder. You are genuinely curious about new people and possess strong listening skills. You like learning what motivates people, what inspires their generosity, and makes them feel appreciated. You have the ability to initiate, organize and manage projects, and to interface successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.
  • Persistent and Optimistic. You are intrinsically motivated and undaunted by ambitious goals. You have the creativity and tenacity to find your way around a “no” answer to a more productive “not right now,” “maybe,” or best yet, “yes.”
  • Exceptional in Communicating Verbally and in Writing– Demonstrated ability to write and edit persuasive materials including successful appeals, proposals, stewardship materials and other collateral. You have excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Intentional– Your working style is about creating order and planning ahead. You are a strategic thinker who always has their end goal in sight – asking for and closing gifts. You are skilled at keeping yourself on track with a portfolio of donors and are highly organized.
  • An Organizational Maven– You can manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems and processes with clarity and attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently initiate and complete multiple tasks on time.
  • Adaptable and Flexible– You can handle any curveball, and in face, you expect them. You can meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Additionally, you are strategic and have the ability to pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take shape. You can and are willing to travel if needed.

 

What You Will Need:

  • Professional Experience: You have 3-5 years of professional experience, with a proven track record in initiating, stewarding and moving individual gifts to higher levels of support. You have deep knowledge of the major giving and the types of prospects that suit it. Experience soliciting planned gifts preferred.
  • The Ability to Execute on Fundraising Plans and Strategies That Generate Significant Results. You regularly use data to drive decision-making and reflect on your rigorous and donor centered plans for sustaining and growing your donor base and revenue. You have strong prospect research skills and a solid understanding of moves management.
  • Mission Alignment: You have enthusiasm, familiarity and demonstrated alignment with Color of Change’s mission and campaigns and also a commitment to building/ deepening your commitment to racial justice. You are steadfast in your support of COC’s long-term sustainability and are committed to a career with impact.

 

COMPENSATION

The salary for the Individual Donor Manager is commensurate with experience. Color of Change offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation and holiday schedules and medical, dental and disability insurances.

Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 15th. Interested applicants should click the “Apply for this position” link and submit a resume and cover letter.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Database & Grants Manager

Location: New York City, Oakland, or Washington, D.C.
Full-time

ABOUT COLOR OF CHANGE

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We develop strategies to put an end to policies and practices holding Black people back, while championing the solutions that move all people forward. As a national force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America. In 2005, Color Of Change was founded in response to the realization that during the Hurricane Katrina crisis, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. There were no consequences for Black people being left stranded on their roofs to die, nor was there sufficient infrastructure among Black communities to aggregate our power and demand them for those that perpetuated or refused to acknowledge the tragic injustice. Color Of Change impacts lives by introducing accountability into the systems of decision-making. We leverage emerging technologies and our media savvy and sharp focus to build the power it takes to move decision makers in corporations, media and government to drive meaningful change for Black people in service of ending injustice for all oppressed groups.

TEAM SUMMARY

The Development Team of Color Of Change (COC) ensures there are sufficient resources for COC to remain a powerful influencer across broad segments of the progressive movement. We are creative and passionate professionals committed to excellence in the pursuit of Color of Change’s mission. We are committed to racial equity in America and building an effective, unapologetic and unrelenting opposition– built to win media wars and win back hearts and minds; block destructive policies from taking effect; mobilize missions of people to define the majority; and ultimately govern the country. We do this through driving COC’s resource development strategy and infrastructure, to advance the Color Of Change mission.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Color Of Change seeks a Database and Grants Manager to drive the implementation of systems and structures across the Development team. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Development, the Database and Grants Manager will guide the fundraising team’s use of our donor database and information systems, ensuring a streamlined process in support of all development efforts.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Grants and Donor Data Administration: Serve as a cohesive force to identify, implement and maintain inter- and intra-departmental systems that support a compliant, highly efficient and rapid response-focused Development department.

  • Oversee development donor data integrity and reports on donor data to preserve organizational knowledge and facilitate collaboration
  • Ensure all gifts are properly and timely acknowledged and activity reports and analysis for Senior Leadership and board are prepared regularly.
  • Manage development acknowledgement systems with the goal of increasing the level of service to Color Of Change’s individual donors.
  • Monitor and maintain a comprehensive organization-wide calendar that includes all proposal deadlines, grant/contract-funded project start dates, end dates, reporting dates, and renewal dates, as well as other important dates related to proposal submission and renewal funding,
  • Ensure that all internal stakeholder groups are aware of deadlines and information required for donor/ funding proposals and reports.
  • Support stewardship and recognition, including development donor listings and levels

 

Analysis and Reporting: Preparation of data analysis and generation of reports/inquiries from internal and external audiences.

  • Produce internal data summaries, reports, coding verifications, grant statistics, geographic reports and custom analysis as needed for various internal and external stakeholders.
  • In partnership with Deputy Director of Development and the COC Finance team, produce periodic reports in compliance to IRS (and/or other regulatory agencies) and Foundation/funder requirements for gifts.
  • In conjunction with Deputy Director of Development, design, administer, and maintain dashboards, forms, templates, reports, and data structure.
  • Write and execute database queries to meet fundraising analysis needs
  • Compile and distribute reports on the status of pledges and payments; assist with follow-up on late payments and requests for information.

 

Systems & Training: Transform and oversee the continual improvement of operational systems, processes and policies to ensure accurate and efficient collection and reporting of donor/funding data

  • Provide recommendations for data and grants management processes and technology that improve efficiency, transparency, compliance, and stakeholder experience while increasing mastery of legacy systems and organizational databases (ActionKit & Salesforce).
  • Oversee systems that manage portfolios and pipelines and actively collaborate with frontline fundraisers to ensure accuracy

 

Other: Participate in events and provide leadership on special projects and tasks for the Development team and in collaboration with other internal CC teams as needed.

We’re Looking For Someone Who Is:

  • Intentional– Your work style is about creating order and planning ahead. You think systematically and excel at establishing elegant and useful processes. You can give and receive feedback, seeing it as an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
  • An Organizational Maven– You can manage across multiple work streams, keeping deadlines, working in cross functional teams, and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems and processes with clarity and attention to detail.
  • Empathetic– You enjoy helping others and love being part of a team and are skilled in communicating effectively as well as leading, influencing, and collaborating with colleagues in a multi-racial, multi-generational work environment.
  • Passionate About Learning– The role requires you to stay on top of the latest trends, systems, process and technology that drive efficiency and outcomes. You need to be someone who is always looking to hone your craft.
  • Adaptable and Flexible– You can handle any curveball, and in fact, you expect them. You’re strategic yet have the ability to pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take shape. You can and are willing to travel if needed.
  • A Self Starter– You have the ability to initiate, organize and manage projects, and to interface successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.

What You Will Need:

  • Professional Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of professional/ progressive work experience in data management and analysis, with at least 12 months in non-profit grants and data management. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Database Systems Management Knowledge: Solid understanding of best practices in organizing donor and funder data within leading information systems. Must have experience with large-scale data imports and exports and constituent relationship management software (including query writing). Data visualization software experience preferred.
  • Mission Alignment: You have enthusiasm, familiarity and demonstrated alignment with Color Of Change’s mission and campaigns and also a commitment to building/ deepening your commitment to racial justice. You are steadfast in your support of COC’s long-term sustainability and are committed to a career with impact.

 

COMPENSATION

The salary for the Database and Grants Manager is commensurate with experience. Color Of Change offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation and holiday schedules and medical, dental and disability insurances.

Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 15th. Interested applicants should click the “Apply for this position” link and submit a resume and cover letter.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

New Labor Forum Highlights: Jan 8th, 2018

The New Labor Forum has a bi-weekly newsletter on current topics in labor, curated by the some of the most insightful scholars and activists in the labor world today. Check out some highlights from the latest edition below.

Given the breakneck pace of developments in our national politics, we turn attention in this installment of the newsletter to important developments in South Africa. Cyril Ramaphosa − the heroic anti-apartheid union leader who metamorphosed as a business tycoon during the Mandela presidency – has now been elected to lead the African National Congress. This makes it all but certain he’ll become the next President of South Africa, given the ANC’s continued (though somewhat depleted) electoral dominance.

Here we offer a telling description, by New Labor Forum author Rajendra Chetty, of the role Ramaphosa played in the tragic Marikana massacre in which 34 striking miners were killed, 78 wounded, and 259 arrested at the Lonmin-owned platinum mine on August 16, 2012. We also offer a statistical context for understanding the conditions confronting poor and working-class South Africans today. Among the most urgent of facts are the current soaring rates of unemployment, particularly among young South Africans, which some scholars peg at nearly 50 percent.  This has contributed mightily to the snail’s pace of economic improvement for black South Africans since the country’s independence, pictured in a chart below. We end with a set of policy recommendations by Kuben Naidoo, who insists South Africa’s leaders must confront the reality that “economic growth” does not lead to decreased inequality, and may exacerbate it. His recommendations grapple with a number of issues that merit the attention of U.S. activists and policy makers, given our own history of racialized oppression and decades of burgeoning inequality.

Table of Contents

  1. The Marikana Massacre: Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in South Africa: Rajendra Chetty/ New Labor Forum
  2. Charts on South Africa’s continued social and economic inequality 
  3. It doesn’t end with Piketty – five policies that could reduce inequality: Kuben Naidoo/ Mail & Guardian

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