Class & Classism
Classified: How To Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It For Social Change by Karen Pittelman & Resource Generation
RG’s very own! Classified is a guide for people with class privilege who are tired of cover-ups, who are ready to dig through the buried files and figure out how their privilege really works.
Searching for the Ox: Or, Being a Young Person with Inherited Wealth Who is Trying to Leverage Resources and Privilege for Social Change (in Zen pictures)
by Adam Roberts and Kate Poole
Class Action (www.classism.org)
Class Action’s mission is to raise consciousness about the issues of class and money, and their impact on our individual lives, our relationships, organizations, institutions and culture. Through workshops, consultations, research and writings, they aim to heal the hurts of classism, and support the development of cross-class alliance building, and to support the movement of resources to where they are most needed.
United for a Fair Economy (www.faireconomy.org)
A national nonprofit organization focusing public attention and action on growing economic inequality in the United States. United for a Fair Economy has a variety of programs including popular education, research and media work. Responsible Wealth, a project of UFE, provides an organized voice for wealthy people to speak out against growing inequality. Share the Wealth, the action arm of UFE, engages in legislative action, arts and cultural work, and direct action.
Wealth for the Common Good (http://wealthforcommongood.org)
A national network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation.
The Inheritance Project
The Inheritance Project was founded in 1992 to explore the emotional and social impact of inherited wealth and to show heirs how to claim their personal power and use it to bring meaning to their lives and benefit others.
Reading for inheritors from inheritors.
- Road to Riches (InfoGraphic, 2012)
- You Know You’re Wealthy When… (Marketplace, 2013)
- Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks (Interactive Map of Income, 2011)
- Stop Coddling the Super Rich (NY Times, 2011)
- The Distribution of Wealth (Inequality Graphic by RG Intern Anna-Kay Thomas, 2012)
- The Great Recession (NY Times 2010)
- Wealthy Kids Are All Right (The American Prospect, 2013)
- Why Americans All Believe They Are ‘Middle Class’ (The Atlantic, 2013)