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Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline

Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline

Articles | April 5 2018

By Erica L. Green WASHINGTON — Black students continue to be disciplined at school more often and more harshly than their white peers, often for similar infractions, according to a new report by Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog agency, which...

The Epidemic of Wrongful Convictions in America

The Epidemic of Wrongful Convictions in America

Articles | April 2 2018

By Elie Mystal THE CADAVER KING AND THE COUNTRY DENTIST A True Story of Injustice in the American South By Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington 416 pp. PublicAffairs. $28. America’s bottomless fascination with “true crime” stories and...

Economic Anxiety Didn’t Make People Vote Trump, Racism Did

Economic Anxiety Didn’t Make People Vote Trump, Racism Did

Articles | March 23 2018

By Sean McElwee and Jason McDaniel   Was Donald Trump elected because of racism or economic anxiety? Few questions about the 2016 election have generated more analysis. As we’ve previously written, it is clear racism propelled Trump to...

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

Articles | March 21 2018

By Gillian B. White A lot of factors have contributed to American inequality: slavery, economic policy, technological change, the power of lobbying, globalization, and so on. In their wake, what’s left? That’s the question at the heart of...

Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow

Environmental Racism Is the New Jim Crow

Articles, Video | March 20 2018

https://youtu.be/nnF5I7lt6nQ Video by The Atlantic African Americans face disproportionate rates of lead poisoning, asthma, and environmental harm. Staff writer Vann R. Newkirk II argues that discrimination in public planning is to blame....

The Unmet Promise of Equality

The Unmet Promise of Equality

Articles | March 9 2018

By Fred Harris and Alan Curtis “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white – separate and unequal.” Fifty years ago, on March 1, 1968, these were the grim words of the National Advisory Commission on Civil...

African Americans Are the Only Racial Group in U.S. Still Making Less Than They Did in 2000

African Americans Are the Only Racial Group in U.S. Still Making Less Than They Did in 2000

Articles | March 7 2018

By Heather Long African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000. The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released this week. It was $41,363 in...

For People Of Color, Banks Are Shutting The Door To Homeownership

For People Of Color, Banks Are Shutting The Door To Homeownership

Articles | February 23 2018

By Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their...

Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

Articles | February 20 2018

By Julia Craven ORLANDO, Fla. ― During the 15 years that Jacqueline Young lived in Griffin Park, a federal housing project, she always worried about the air that she and her granddaughter were breathing. On bad days, her throat would hurt,...

How Automation Could Worsen Racial Inequality

How Automation Could Worsen Racial Inequality

Articles | January 24 2018

By Alexis C. Madrigal All across the world, small projects demonstrating driverless buses and shuttles are cropping up: Las Vegas, Minnesota, Austin, Bavaria, Henan Province in China, Victoria in Australia. City governments are studying their...