Poverty & Inequality News

October, 2009
There are more women controlling more wealth in the U.S. than ever before. (Of those in the wealthiest tier of the country — defined by the I.R.S. as individuals with assets of at least $1.5 million — 43 percent are... More
October, 2009
In its 129-year history, Emerson College has granted tenure to just three black professors. Two of them had to sue for the distinction. Last year, when two more black scholars were up for tenure, school administrators... More
October, 2009
The classroom is where poor and middle-class kids should meet -- to the benefit of both.
October, 2009
Each Friday, teachers in elementary schools in a corner of the richest country in the world quietly slip packs of peanut butter, fruit and granola bars into some pupils' bags - enough food to get them through... More
October, 2009
There are, to be sure, varying degrees of success and different patterns of adjustment to America, but underlying them all is one powerful “master trend”: surprisingly rapid Americanization.
October, 2009
The latest census figures show the gap between the wealthiest Americans and everybody else widening — rather than shrinking, as some economists expected — during the crash of 2008.

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