Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class

Against All Odds

A documentary that examines the efforts of black families to pursue the American dream in the face of unrelenting barriers. Through dramatic historical footage and personal interviews, shows how the traditional route up the economic ladder — attaining a job that pays a living wage and then buying a house that becomes a financial asset for future generations — has been systematically denied to black families. Highlights how reduced educational opportunity, rampant employment discrimination, the inequitable application of the GI bill, mortgage redlining and virulent housing segregation are among the injustices that have converged to limit the prosperity of black families from generation to generation. Watch now.