Mar 17, 2018
is the guest on this week's episode
of The Chauncey DeVega Show. He is Senior Fellow, Racial
Wealth Divide at Prosperity Now and one of the principle authors of
the much-discussed report, The Road to Zero Wealth: How the Racial
Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class.
Dedrick has also held senior leadership positions with the NAACP
and the National Action Network.
On this week's podcast Dedrick and Chauncey share their personal
reflections on race, family, and upward mobility, how class
identity is incorrectly depicted in American popular culture as
well as the perils and allure of TV programs such
as Blackish and The Cosby Show.
Dedrick also explains how the racial wealth gap is a threat to
American prosperity (and democracy) for all people on both sides of
the color line.
In this week's episode, Chauncey
advises caution for all the Democrats who are celebrating a win in
the Pennsylvania special election and warns the public to
not buy into the silly narrative that Donald Trump is somehow
weakened by all of the supposed "chaos" in the White House.
During this week's podcast Chauncey
also reads a story about the working poor and a wonderful woman who
worked for Disney World and could not afford a proper place to
live--she was found dead in the car which served as her home.
At the end of this week's podcast
Chauncey shares some fun and bizarre stories about a gang of little
people who robbed homes in Boston and how a man tried to
seduce a gorilla named "Big George" at a zoo. And of course,
Chauncey laments the end of Toys R Us.