FIRSTHAND Talks: Audra Wilson

Clip: Season 3 | 10m 20s  | Video has closed captioning.

Audra Wilson explores the myth that people in poverty made personal choices that put them there. She outlines how the “bootstraps” narrative ignores systemic roots of inequality, the legacy of white supremacy, and deep-rooted resentment of people living in poverty. She proposes solutions that can help everyone achieve racial and economic equality.

Aired: 01/18/21

Rating: NR

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FIRSTHAND is a local public television program presented by WTTW.