The automatic budget cuts that come in January 2013 are a scary prospect for all of us. They will produce austerity and not only harm our economy, they will cause real pain to millions of people at a time when our country is beginning to recover from a recession. The landscape is even more severe for people of color, who face cuts in higher absolute numbers than White people from key programs that invest in family well-being and education.
Read more in our latest report: Falling off the Fiscal Cliff – Race, Opportunity and Sequestration.
On December 2, MSNBC host Chris Hayes invited CSI Founder and President Maya Wiley to talk about the impact of budget sequestration on families: