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Recovery? Not for the common people

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Without vision, the Bible teaches, the people perish. And in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Newark and cities across the country, the people are perishing. Each week in Chicago, we witness more pain. Teachers are laid off and schools are closed. Transit workers are terminated and bus service is cut. Families lose their homes, and thousands remain underwater, unable to refinance mortgages greater than the worth of their home. Hospital budgets are shut, and costs go up. Summer Pell grants are cut, and students drop out into an economy with no jobs. Schools cut athletics and music and afterschool programs, and can’t …

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

About Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, Minister