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Economic Justice

The Building of the Middle Class in San Diego (and throughout California for that matter) has received a great boost from such forces as the Montgomery G.I. Bill of Rights, awarded to Veterans returning from World War ll, the Korean and Vietnam War, recent Middle Eastern conflicts, the Organized Labor Movement, College or Vocational Education and Training, and otherwise movement into good Blue Collar and White Collar paying jobs.

Good indications you are in the middle class

  • You are a business owner (or partner) in a business where your gross profits outweigh your gross expenses by two or three to one.  
  • You draw a salary or get wages/compensation that allow you to have the following amenities after household expenses (food, transportation, utilities, etc.):
  1. A good, solid healthcare plan for you and your family
  2. The ability to save (and or invest) a reasonable portion of your otherwise disposable income
  3. The ability to purchase a home, a car, nice clothes, take an annual or occasional vacation, save college tuition for your children, afford recreation and entertainment, or sustain a retirement fund long after you have completed a working career.
Now, for millions of Americans, this goal or concept to gain entry into this "Gilded Middle Class" has been unquestionably achieved, but unfortunately for millions of other Americans (especially Black people) this dream or goal of entering the middle class, has remained an ever elusive and frustrating! This is where such forces as the American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950's, 60's, 70's and the Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC SD) enter into the fray.

The questions BAPAC SD are continually asked are, "What are some of the immediate and concrete steps that can be taken to expeditiously lift Black Americans, and ultimately all races and groups, to put them solidly into the "Middle Class Mainstream of America"? Is upward mobility currently underway? Our vision and focus is to make both a reality through economic justice. Black Lives Do Matter.

There are organization leaders in the San Diego region that have the same vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave the way to take BAPAC SD into the future. You are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support and leadership.
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