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Race Gap

In a Case Very Few Are Discussing the Supreme Court Could Hugely Increase the Racial Wealth Gap

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Conservatives believe that if blacks and Latinos simply work hard, get a good education and earn a good income, historical racial wealth gaps will disappear. The problem is that this sentiment ignores the ways that race continues to affect Americans today.

The March Was Only a Beginning: Measuring Dr. King's Dream

Ben Hecht | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Hecht

Today, we broadly acknowledge that our diversity is one of our nation's greatest assets. But the full name for the 1963 event was "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." And, examined through that lens, measuring progress on achieving Dr. King's dream becomes much more complex.

A National Family Portrait

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.28.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Throughout America's history and still today, children's life chances have always been unequal based on color.

Black-White Employment Gaps Drag On

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip N. Cohen

Since the recession dropped Black women's employment rates below White women's, the new gap persists. And for men it's widening.

In Job Hunt, College Degree Can't Close Racial Gap

nytimes.com | MICHAEL LUO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Johnny R. Williams, 30, would appear to be an unlikely person to have to fret about the impact of race on his job search, with companies like JPMorgan...