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Thoughts on Closing the Achievement Gap

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.07.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Despite claiming equality in education for all students, there is a marked difference between the achievements of white, middle-to-high class students and their peers of color and lower socioeconomic status. So what can we do to close the achievement gap in the U.S.?

Race in America: A More Perfect Union?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Even though, as President Obama observed, things are better for African Americans in our nation today than when he was the age of Trayvon Martin when he died, the moral crisis of racism remains an open wound. We should not kid ourselves. Things have gotten better, but they are still shameful.

How Good Jobs Policies Can Reduce the Black-White Wealth Divide

Algernon Austin | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices
Algernon Austin

The growing black-white wealth gap means that not only is this generation of blacks worse off, but the next generation too will face greater challenges. A good jobs agenda that provides full employment for blacks, higher wages and better benefits can reduce the black-white wealth gap.

Empowering Our Black Boys

Lamees El-sadek | Posted 06.15.2012 | Black Voices
Lamees El-sadek

It's well understood it takes a village to raise a child, but as illustrated through Andres' narrative, I am strongly of the opinion not only has our village abandoned our black boys, our country is actually deliberately and permanently keeping these males at the bottom rungs.

CHART: 15 Facts About Income Inequality That Everyone Should Know

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

It might have taken a near-historic recession for many Americans to notice our country's rapidly rising levels of income inequality, but the gap betwe...