The Next System Project, which launches today, offers systemic solutions to the systemic climate, political, economic, social and cultural crises the United States is experiencing.
A construction accident illustrates the differential risks still facing Latino workers, often employed by a tangled web of contractors and subcontractors.
Kiese Laymon is the author of the forthcoming novel, Long Division, and a book of essays titled How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and a contributing editor for Gawker. He blogs at Cold Drank.