Sunday, February 25, 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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Diet’s hidden dangers: Unveiling PFAS in everyday foods

A groundbreaking study reveals how processed meats, teas, and restaurant meals could be stealthily elevating PFAS levels in our bodies, shedding light on the unseen chemical consequences of our dietary choices.

Biden administration’s strict anti-migrant policies spark outcry

"Within a badly broken immigration system, the humanitarian assistance provided by Annunciation House is one of the few things that works well. We in El Paso stand with the faith leaders and volunteers who lead this work and make us proud to call this border community our home."

Chicago sues Big Oil for climate deception and damages

Chicago is targeting industry giants such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and the American Petroleum Institute for their alleged long-term misinformation campaign.

Chaco Canyon’s future: a pledge for environmental justice and tribal rights

Amid environmental concerns and cultural significance, the Honoring Chaco Initiative aims to transform the Greater Chaco Landscape, but real progress remains in limbo.

Gaza: Grand bargain or wider war?

The United States can go big on diplomacy or on military destruction. Which way will Biden lean?