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Friday, October 20, 2017

How test scores can block black students from the University of Minnesota

How test scores can block black students from the University of Minnesota:

The University of Minnesota is currently sponsoring an exhibit that examines the actions of university administrators from several decades ago. via Pocket

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Trump Administration Puts on Hold an Obama-Era Desegregation Effort

Trump Administration Puts on Hold an Obama-Era Desegregation Effort:

The rule would have helped poor Americans move to more expensive neighborhoods with better schools. The zip code where a child grows up can have a huge effect on that kid's entire life. via Pocket

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Resegregation of Jefferson County

The Resegregation of Jefferson County:

In 2013, a flier began making the rounds in Gardendale, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. via Pocket

Monday, September 18, 2017

Whites Have Huge Wealth Edge Over Blacks (but Don’t Know It)

Whites Have Huge Wealth Edge Over Blacks (but Don't Know It):

For every $100 earned by an average white family, how much do you think is earned by an average black family? Wrong. You're actually too pessimistic. Black families in America earn $57.30 for every $100 in white family income. via Pocket

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Only Problem in American Politics Is the Republican Party

The Only Problem in American Politics Is the Republican Party:

Political scientist Lee Drutman argues in a Vox essay that American politics is descending into what he calls "doom-loop partisanship. via Pocket

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart:

The poor and middle class used to see the largest income growth. Note: Inflation-adjusted annual average growth using income after taxes, transfers and non-cash benefits. via Pocket

Saturday, September 02, 2017

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them.

This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it's devastating them.:

BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. — Clay Mayes slams on the brakes of his Chevy Silverado and jumps out with the engine running, yelling at a dogwood by the side of the dirt road as if it had said something insulting. Its leaves curl downward and in on themselves like tiny, broken umbrellas. via Pocket