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Structural Racism: A Bleak Educational Future for Poor Children in America’s Metropolitan Areas

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/structural-racism-a-bleak-educational-future-for-poor-children-in-americas-metropolitan-areas/ In one of the essays in Twenty-First Century Color Lines (2009), Andrew Grant-Thomas and john a. powell, of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, confront the idea that … Continue reading

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Policy Matters: Piketty and “Two Critical Realignments” in One Graph

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/may/policy-matters-piketty-and-two-critical-realignments-one-graph May 28, 2014 07:28 pm | Stephen Herzenberg Our friend Colin Gordon of the Iowa Policy Project runs a website called The Telltale Chart. As the name implies, he loves charts. Colin’s outdone himself today on the … Continue reading

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From California to the New York Island Top Incomes are on the Rise

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2014/february/california-new-york-island-top-incomes-are-rise Feb 18, 2014 11:56 pm | Mark Price Today the Economic Analysis Research Network released, The Increasingly Unequal States of America: Income Inequality by State by Estelle Sommeiller of France and yours truly. With apologies to the … Continue reading

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Concentrated Poverty in 2014 Now 50 Percent Higher than in 2000

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/concentrated-poverty-in-2014-now-50-percent-higher-than-in-2000/ In her recent book, Reign of Error, Diane Ravitch decries the lack of political leadership during the past quarter century to address what she calls “the toxic mix”: racial segregation, poverty, and inequality: “In the absence of … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s “Inequality for All” Opening September 27

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and friend of Campaign for America’s Future, is the star of a new film Inequality for All. It is an important and very entertaining film. It won the … Continue reading

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Fresh Take on Growing Inequality

Posted at http://www.publicworks.org/enewsletter-may-2013.html#wr4 This piece by George Packer published in the New Yorker is a thoughtful reflection on the consequences of and solutions to America’s growing inequality. Packer writes: But when the results are distributed as unequally as they are at … Continue reading

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Half of America is in or Near Poverty — and It’s Getting Worse

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/half-america-or-near-poverty-and-it-s-getting-worse-1369748635 Paul Buchheit, Op-Ed The Census Bureau has reported that 15% of Americans live in poverty. A shocking figure. But it’s actually much worse. Inequality is spreading like a shadowy disease through our country, infecting more and more households, and … Continue reading

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An Evening with Columnist Gil Smart—October 20, Lancaster

From Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness (http://www.lancasterinterchurchpeacewitness.org):   Past Peak Prosperity: Sustaining Community in an Era of Growing Inequality Thursday, October 20, 2011 • 7:00 PM Lancaster Church of the Brethren • 1601 Sunset Ave • Lancaster PA   The public is … Continue reading

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Leading Poverty Experts Assess New Census Data

Call for Bold, Comprehensive Plan to Combat Poverty and Unemployment   From the Institute for Policy Studies (http://www.ips-dc.org):   September 16, Washington DC…U.S. Census data released today show that the burden of the Great Recession has fallen mostly on those … Continue reading

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UPitt Hosts “Race in America: Restructuring Inequality Conference”—June 3-6, Pittsburgh

From the Black Political Empowerment Project (http://www.b-pep.net/):   The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work and its Center on Race and Social Problems will host this solution-focused national conference. Seven key areas will be explored during “Race in America”:  economics, … Continue reading

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