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Valerie Wilson
Valerie Wilson is Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. She is an economist participating in the Center for Global Policy Solutions Experts of Color Network through The OpEd Project.

Entries by Valerie Wilson

5 Life Skills to Teach Black Boys: A Parent's Addendum to the Common Core

(10) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 4:05 PM

More than 55 million American schoolchildren enrolled in public and private schools are back in school this month. In Chicago alone, 400,000 Chicago Public School students entered classrooms for the first time for a new school year.

My son is one of those millions,...

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Expired Fed Emergency Jobless Benefits Expose Gaps in Many States: Blacks Suffer the Most

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 12:43 PM

The results are in: Cutting unemployment benefits does not boost employment. This may seem contradictory to the recent series of events. Congress ended federal extensions of unemployment benefits at the end of December 2013, and by the second quarter of 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was...

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