Why 'Working Hard Has Never Been Enough' for a Black Middle Class

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Bob Herbert, New York Times columnist and the writer, producer and narrator of the new documentary "Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class," talks about how black Americans have had to play by a different set of unfair rules to make their way into the middle class — from the Jim Crow era through the Great Recession.

 

"Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class" will air March 6 at 10 p.m. ET on Thirteen and will also be available for streaming on PBS’s Chasing the Dream website.