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More white Americans acknowledge racism as a national problem

More white Americans acknowledge racism as a national problem

Articles | February 11 2016

by Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — More white Americans now share the view, long held by minorities, that racism is a national problem and should be confronted, according to an analysis of recent public opinion...

Infrastructure Failures, Like Flint, Are a Crisis for Black America

Infrastructure Failures, Like Flint, Are a Crisis for Black America

Articles | February 9 2016

By Charles D. Ellison It’s easy to view the bubbling toxic-water crisis in Flint, Mich., as the case of yet another majority-black city victimized by institutional neglect. Michigan itself is a cautionary tale of once-thriving Northern...

Foundation Launches Groundbreaking Effort to Achieve Racial Equality

Foundation Launches Groundbreaking Effort to Achieve Racial Equality

Articles | February 1 2016

Racial tensions between communities of color and police, and other high-profile, racially charged events in recent years have changed Americans' views on racial progress, according to a new analysis of polls on racial views. A significant...

Former dean questions costs of ‘no excuses’ charter schools on students of color

Former dean questions costs of ‘no excuses’ charter schools on students of color

Articles | January 29 2016

“No excuses” charter schools have become a prominent feature of modern school reform. What exactly are they? This is how Joan Goodman, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the...

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)

Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)

Articles | January 28 2016

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation launched its next step in pursuit of racial equity for the nation, an unprecedented Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) enterprise that will help communities embrace racial healing...

Closing the Racial Gap in Small Business Lending

Closing the Racial Gap in Small Business Lending

Articles | January 19 2016

Even if you instantly eliminated all racism from mainstream financial institutions, it would do nothing to erase existing wealth inequality. The median net worth of white households in 2013 was $142,000, more than 13 times the median net worth of...

Racial Identity, and Its Hostilities, Return to American Politics

Racial Identity, and Its Hostilities, Return to American Politics

Articles | January 5 2016

Why do working-class Americans vote as they do? The question has long bedeviled analysts on the left, troubled that people who would largely benefit from a more robust government seem so often to vote for right-leaning politicians eager...

House Passes Bill That Would Allow Auto Dealers to Charge People of Color More

House Passes Bill That Would Allow Auto Dealers to Charge People of Color More

Articles | January 5 2016

House Democrats and Republicans reached across the aisle in a move that could eliminate a consumer protection that prevents car dealers from charging Black and Latino customers more for their vehicles. It seems Congress doesn’t care if...

Psychological Research Promotes Equity and Social Justice

Psychological Research Promotes Equity and Social Justice

Articles | January 4 2016

The first-ever APA Public Interest Leadership Conference offered advice for translating science into social change. In some parts of New Orleans, one of the most inequitable cities in the nation, life expectancy is just 55 — lower than in many...

The new show about race from the creator of ‘The Wire’ should make you very uncomfortable

The new show about race from the creator of ‘The Wire’ should make you very uncomfortable

Articles | December 28 2015

The scene in the HBO miniseries "Show Me a Hero," shows several hundred public housing residents gather on folding chairs in a Yonkers gymnasium hoping for tickets out of the city's neglected high-rise projects. On offer are 70 new townhomes on the...