Artist: Jens Peter Olesen

Our Economy

In the Oppression Economy, in which we currently live, racism is profitable. The engine of the Oppression Economy is a vicious cycle in which white elites and their institutions use racism to steal from, exploit, and exclude people of color from wealth and power. They use their stolen wealth to buy political power, then rig the rules of our economy and democracy in their favor – continuing the cycle of oppression.

The Liberation Economy has never existed in the United States of America. We must act with courage to envision a world that does not currently exist. The Liberation Economy is one that serves the basic needs of people of color, where we find safety and security, and where we are valued. An economy where our public, corporate, and non-profit institutions create a sense of inclusion, belonging, and full economic citizenship.