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May 18, 2017 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

How much time does it really take for a healthy person to become measurably less healthy? Less than you might think.
According to new research from the University of Liverpool, just two weeks without regular physical …

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The Working Class Can’t Afford the American Dream

September 4, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment
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The national conversation in the U.S. is focused squarely on improving the lives of people in the working class. The debate revolves around exactly how to do that. Politicians and pundits have all sorts of …

16 Most Segregated Cities in America – 24/7 Wall St.

July 25, 2017 – 3:17 am | No Comment
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Next year will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act.
Our nation’s capital and, for many people, the physical representation of unity and freedom in …

How Mass Incarceration Contributes to the Achievement Gap

January 18, 2017 – 10:31 am | No Comment
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A new study shows that disproportionate imprisonment rates faced by people of color exacerbate race-based inequalities in educational attainment.
Source: How Mass Incarceration Contributes to the Achievement Gap
My Comments: Really depressing report.  Hello God…where are you?

Why black workers who do everything right still get left behind 

October 4, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment
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We’ve known for a while that black Americans aren’t making economic progress. A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank, shows that the black-white wage gap is now the widest it has been since 1979. What’s more …

“The Cloak I Was Offering Them Was Identification With My Whiteness”

August 23, 2016 – 2:15 am | No Comment
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As a white mother of two black children, three white children, who all have a white father, I have something to say.
Racism exists. It is real and tangible. And it is everywhere, all the time.
When …

Black America Is Leaving While Staying Put

July 19, 2016 – 5:10 am | No Comment
Calls For Reforms In Wake Of Police Shooting Death Continue In Chicago

Jimmie Williams joins demonstrators in a protest outside of City Hall calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign on December 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. A recently released video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald …

What Abigail Fisher’s Affirmative Action Case Was Really About

June 24, 2016 – 12:08 am | No Comment
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Abigail Fisher and Edward Blum walk outside the Supreme Court in 2012 (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
The Supreme Court has upheld the University of Texas’s consideration of race in admissions. The case had been brought by Abigail …

Who gets divorced in America, in 7 charts – The Washington Post

May 7, 2016 – 6:07 am | No Comment
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The groups that are most likely to get divorced in America
There’s this persistent myth in America that about half of all marriages end in divorce.
In fact, the figures are significantly lower, as new graphics by …

A new divide in American death: Statistics show widening urban-rural health gap | The Washington Post

April 11, 2016 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
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Data suggests risky behaviors are working to defy modern trends of mortality, perhaps most starkly among middle-aged white women.
White women have been dying prematurely at higher rates since the turn of this century, passing away …

Racial disparities in college major selection exacerbates earnings gap

September 16, 2015 – 6:44 pm | No Comment
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African American and Hispanic students disproportionately earn more bachelors degrees in low-paying majors, putting them at higher risk for financial instability after graduation, according to a new study from Young Invincibles, an advocacy group.
Source: Racial …

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