Giving minority men a chance to succeed

Students sign a message board dedicated to Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.

Senior Fellow Camille Busette discusses the new Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative at Brookings and a recent article she authored on the lack of opportunity for poor African-American and Native-American boys.

Also in this episode, Joe Parilla explains the economic development incentives that state and local governments offer to get corporations, such as Amazon, to locate there. And finally, Niam Yaraghi on the security of Americans’ medical records.

Related content:

Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative

A New Deal for poor African-American and Native-American boys

Work and opportunity before and after incarceration

Examining the local value of economic development incentives

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, our intern Steven Lee, Camilo Ramirez, and David Nassar.

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