Thursday, July 18, 2024

Tag: racial inequality

The boldest step to close the racial wealth divide in generations

Connecticut’s Baby Bond program, which launches in July, and similar proposals across the country show that we may finally be willing to take the next step.

Why conservative parts of the U.S. are so angry

Republican America is poorer, more violent, and less healthy than Democratic America. But Republicans’ blame is misplaced.

Addressing racial inequality in paid leave policy

It is time the an equitable paid leave policy meets the triple A standard: accessible, affordable, and adequate.

The Democrats in DC promised consequential racial justice reform—where is it?

The message to Black Americans expecting more progress has largely been to wait—for a better political opportunity, for the racial wealth gap to widen, for another Black American to die at the hands of the police.

4 ways reparations can address racial inequality in education

Unequal schools are one of many manifestations of systemic racism. Changing the way schools are financed and homeowners are taxed can be a vehicle for reparations.

Thinking globally about racial justice

In 2021, joining forces for justice across national boundaries is not a choice. It is a necessity.

Sales taxes widen the racial wealth divide. States and cities have...

There are some bright spots and plenty of options for reform that could make them more effective.

Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can’t afford to live alone...

The scale of the economic insecurity we’ve measured among older adults of color shows how critical government support can be to people living near the financial edge.

Corporate hypocrisy on racism

Far from being the solution to systemic racism in America, these billionaires and their corporations are actively perpetuating it.

Trump EPA’s refusal to strengthen air quality standards most likely to...

“There is evidence that Black people have three times the hazard from long-term exposure to fine particles [soot] than the general population."

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UnitedHealth reports $7.9 billion Q2 profits as protesters decry coverage denials

Protesters reiterated their commitment to fighting for healthcare justice, emphasizing the need for systemic changes.

Why protests work, even when not everybody likes them

Protest movements take a gamble when they unsettle the status quo. But it is a risk worth taking.

Thousands protest GOP agenda at Milwaukee RNC, demanding justice and equality

Protesters condemned U.S. politicians on both sides of the aisle for sending weapons to Israel amid what they described as genocide in Gaza.

Appeals court dismisses case against Biden administration for complicity in alleged Gaza genocide

The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit against President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Biden proposes national rent control: Caps to target major corporate landlords amid soaring housing...

The announcement, scheduled for Tuesday in Nevada, comes as Biden seeks re-election and tries to tackle one of the most pressing issues facing American renters.