Financial Crisis

QUESTION: Social & community impacts of the global economic/financial crisis on low income communities/people of color in the US

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We're looking for resources on the social and community impacts of the "global economic and financial crisis" on low income communities and people of color in the United States. Can you recommend sources for statistical data, trends and anecdotal information? Thank you.

Radical Resources on Economic Bailout/ Financial Crisis


To add to what has been posted, here are some additional tools that could help in your project (which, by the way, sounds awesome!) I tried to find some audio and visual resources, in addition to text.


Radical Perspectives on the Crisis
This blog features news, articles, audio/video, and a special “Crisis for Beginners” page with pedagogical tools at

Democracy Now

The daily Pacifica radio show provides an advanced search feature on its website. A keyword search with the terms “financial crisis” or “economic crisis” or even “bailout” should yield some relevant results. You can even choose to restrict the search by date, or to specify that you want these terms to appear in the title of the story.

Here’s one example of a result:

“Can Grassroots Movement That Propelled Obama to Victory Chart a Better Economy?”
(interview with Robert Kuttner, author of Obama’s Challenge, and Arun Gupta of The Indypendent).

Social Design Notes

This blog explores visual art and design projects with a frequently radical focus. One post cites a “Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis,” with a disclaimer that this chart provides a useful groundwork but lacks deeper analysis:

Related Question

QUESTION: Radical Resources on Economic Bailout/Financial Crisis

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Hey rad reffers
I am preparing a presentation on the global financial crisis for community organizations here in philadelphia. I am looking for help on finding other radical resources on the financial crisis in the hopes that I won't have to reinvent the wheel for all if this in terms of resources, visual aides, timelines etc. We are using this to develop local strategic responses to the global financial crisis and the resulting cutbacks and rising unemployment in philadelphia locally.
So to be more specific - looking for any curricula/lesson plans for similar workshops - video clips, visual aides (graphs etc), timelines of the crisis, simple definitions for neoliberalism, gentrification, structural adjustment and capitalism in general. Our 1st workshop is saturday night and we will be developing it further based on feedback. The focus is to make political economics accessible to local community organizers and activists who might not and probably do not have any background in academia or economics. Also any and all historical social movement resources on alternatives to capitalist development on a local level would be useful - e.g. malcom x's speech the ballot or the bullet speech outlines simple and accessible analysis of the economy and what alternatives might look like.

Any and all responses are welcome - thanks for your time and we will make whatever we put together available for use by other folks around the country
-wiley in philadelphia

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