By Deepak Bhargava and Mimi Abramovitz
The economic crisis that accompanied the COVID pandemic pushed the safety net into the spotlight—and millions of Americans have found it threadbare. People seeking help for the first time are learning what poor and working-class people—mostly women and people of color—have long known: that in times of crisis, the net doesn’t catch you when you fall.
In this their latest piece for the American Prospect, CUNY SLU Professors Bhargava and Abramovitz retort that now is the time for a revolution in American social policy.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.
Photo credit: JANDOS ROTHSTEIN
Our social safety net is designed to fail. Our government isn’t working for the people. Bold steps are necessary to end this system of oppression, “that replaces our racial and gender caste system with a just and equitable one.”
READ MORE in this piece by SLU Professors Deepak Bhargava and Mimi Abramovitz and Tammy Thomas Miles, Senior Organizer at Community Change.
Image Rights – (Rick Bowmer / AP Photo)
On Thursday, July 24th, CUNY SLU welcomed 37 new students from all programs for our first fall 2019 new student orientation! Faculty, SLU advisors, and student services staff were on-hand to provide students with the resources and tools needed to prepare for the fall 2019 semester and information about best practices. We look forward to welcoming our new students as well as continuing students this fall semester for what promises to be an exciting year.