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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class Previous Broadcasts

KQED World: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 -- 4:00 PM

New York Times Journalist Bob Herbert narrates this documentary about the extraordinary difficulty African-Americans have faced in their efforts to establish and maintain a middle class standard of living. The film will surprise a lot of people. The black middle class has never been as large or as robust as most Americans - including most black Americans - have wanted to believe.
Nearly 40% of all black children are poor. For every dollar of wealth in the hands of the average white family, the typical black family has only a little more than a nickel. And the devastating effects of the Great Recession and housing foreclosure crisis, which hit blacks much harder than whites, left the black middle class virtually on life support.
With a compelling narrative, dramatic historical footage and a series of deeply personal interviews, Bob Herbert explains why this disturbing and often tragic state of affairs exists a century and a half after slavery and a half-century after the heyday of the civil rights movement.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 17, 2018 -- 3:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED World: Wed, Jan 10, 2018 -- 7:00 AM
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