Poverty & Inequality News

October, 2009
The House voted Thursday to expand the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation, a step that would extend new protection to lesbian, gay and transgender... More
October, 2009
Neighborhood-based approaches can succeed, if they're part of a broader urban strategy.
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
The downward spiral of the economy is challenging a notion that has underpinned American economic policy for a quarter-century — the idea that prosperity springs from markets left free of government interference.
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
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
Steps away, in the brush behind a fence, lives a man named Joe whose life is far from set.
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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