Valerie Rawlston Wilson is director of the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE). Prior to joining EPI, Wilson was an economist and vice president of research at the National Urban League Washington Bureau.
William Julius Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University. His article this issue is adapted from The Bridge Over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics.
Rhea Wilson joined the Prospect in the summer of 1999 as associate editor. Rhea was the founding editor of the American Prospect Syndicate, which provides op-ed columns to major newspapers across the country. The op-eds are developed from articles in The American Prospect magazine and also from the research of various progressive think tanks and advocacy groups.