White Evangelicals Say They Face More Discrimination Than Muslims - The Atlantic. In February, pollsters at the Public Religion Research Institute asked Americans about their impressions of discrimination in the United States.
Two religious groups were included on the list of those who might face bias: Christians and Muslims. Depending on who was answering, the responses were wildly different. Overall, people were twice as likely to say Muslims face discrimination as they were to say the same thing about Christians. Democrats were four times more likely to see Muslim vs. Christian discrimination, and non-religious people more than three. The people who stuck out, whose perceptions were radically different from others in the survey, were white evangelical Protestants. White Evangelicals See More Discrimination Against Christians Than Muslims.
Race gaps in SAT math scores are as big as ever. Education has long been cast as the “great equalizer” of American society.
Post-secondary colleges, and in particular public universities, are especially prized as engines of upward mobility. As recent research by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan shows, some institutions are more effective in this regard than others. The new Chetty et al. study provides a treasure trove for further research. RACE - The Power of an Illusion . Background Readings. White America is quietly self-segregating. There's a small town in Minnesota called Worthington.
It's a place that fascinates sociologists. In the 1980s, Worthington was on its way to becoming a ghost town, like many other white, blue-collar communities. But in 1989, the local pork processing plant added 650 jobs and attracted new workers, many of Mexican descent, by giving them one free week of lodging and food. By the early 1990s, about 5 percent of the town's population was Mexican.
People told their friends and family about these jobs, and more and more Hispanic workers came to Worthington — a phenomenon called chain migration. Why America is Self-Segregating – Data & Society: Points. The United States has always been a diverse but segregated country.
This has shaped American politics profoundly. Yet, throughout history, Americans have had to grapple with divergent views and opinions, political ideologies, and experiences in order to function as a country. Many of the institutions that underpin American democracy force people in the United States to encounter difference. This does not inherently produce tolerance or result in healthy resolution. Hell, the history of the United States is fraught with countless examples of people enslaving and oppressing other people on the basis of difference. President Obama's Faith in White America is Misguided - The Atlantic. Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2016, explained. It’s been said again and again throughout the 2016 campaign: Donald Trump is a racist.
Minorities Suffer From Unequal Pain Treatment. This Video of Hillary Clinton Answering 40 Years of Sexist Questions Is Infuriating. The truth about the gender wage gap. Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings. Striking Aerial Drone Photos Show how Apartheid Still Shapes South African Cities. Johnny Miller was just starting out as a photographer in Seattle in 2011 when he won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship that took him to Cape Town, South Africa—a country that, like his own, has a long history of institutional racism and segregation.
The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers : NPR Ed. It's a rare and remarkable view into America's public schools and the challenges that continue some 60 years after Brown v.
Board of Education: The Civil Rights Data Collection survey. Since 1968, the federal government has been sending it to the nation's schools to gauge educational access and enforce civil rights law. Today, the U.S. Education Department released its 2013-2014 CRDC results, covering more than 95,000 schools and 50 million students. Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life. In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit.
So he asked the US Federal Housing Administration to back a loan. The FHA, which was created just six years earlier to help middle-class families buy homes, said no because the development was too close to an "inharmonious" racial group. Meaning black people. White women benefit most from affirmative action — and are among its fiercest opponents. The University of Texas Austin was Abigail Fisher's dream school.
The ‘Resume Check’: On Gay Talese, Racism and Sexism in the Press Room by Toure — One Great Graf. The ‘Resume Check’: On Gay Talese, Racism and Sexism in the Press Room by Toure I, Too, Have Been Sexist In the workplace white men are automatically assumed to be competent.
The rest of us have to prove ourselves. If There’s Only One Woman in Your Candidate Pool, There’s Statistically No Chance She’ll Be Hired. There are more CEOs of large U.S. companies who are named David (4.5%) than there are CEOs who are women (4.1%) — and David isn’t even the most common first name among CEOs. (That would be John, at 5.3%.) Despite the ever-growing business case for diversity, roughly 85% of board members and executives are white men. This doesn’t mean that companies haven’t tried to change. Many have started investing hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity initiatives each year. The Most Prejudiced Places in America. Nearly 20 percent of Trump’s supporters disapprove of Lincoln freeing the slaves. New bills reveal a stubborn resistance to marriage equality.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images. The remarkably different answers men and women give when asked who’s the smartest in the class. New research reveals that asking college students who the best student is in class doesn't lead to an objective answer. This Poll Of South Carolina Republicans Is Terrifying. Islamophobia. Why white people see black boys like Tamir Rice as older, bigger and guiltier than they really are. This undated photo provided by the family's attorney shows Tamir Rice, 12. (AP Photo/Courtesy Richardson & Kucharski Co., L.P.A.) On Monday, a grand jury in Cleveland declined to bring criminal charges against the two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice last November. In 2015, The Dark Forces Of The Internet Became A Counterculture.
The Worst Islamophobia Of 2015 (VIDEO) The Rise of Hate Search. Photo. Federal Drug Sentencing Laws Bring High Cost Low Return. More than 95,000 federal prisoners are serving time for drug-related offenses—up from fewer than 5,000 in 1980.1 Changes in drug crime patterns and law enforcement practices played a role in this growth, but federal sentencing laws enacted during the 1980s and 1990s also have required more drug offenders to go to prison— and stay there much longer—than three decades ago.2 (See Figure 1.) Watch: Hillary Clinton's tense, closed-door meeting with Black Lives Matter activists. Hillary Clinton held a tense and frank meeting with Black Lives Matter activists last week, at times disagreeing with the five advocates at the meeting but also accepting culpability for some of the problems in the criminal justice system.
Ferguson: The other young black lives laid to rest in Michael Brown's cemetery. How railroads, highways and other man-made lines racially divide America’s cities. New Orleans Has Reduced Its Jail Population by 67 Percent Since Hurricane Katrina. Mass Incarceration: The Silence of the Judges by Jed S. Rakoff. Which Words Are Used To Describe White And Black NFL Prospects? Listen Current - NYC Built on the Backs of Slaves. How Baltimore’s Young Black Men Are Boxed In. The Economic Devastation Fueling The Anger In Baltimore.
1.5 Million Missing Black Men. Watch the spread of mass incarceration throughout the US. The Ferguson Report. History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names. Study: White people see "black" Americans as less competent than "African Americans" Why So Many Rappers Have Been Silent About #BlackLivesMatter. The great American rip-off: How big-money corruption fuels racial inequality. Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress. Why it's so rare for police to be prosecuted for killing civilians, explained in 2 minutes. Across America, whites are biased and they don’t even know it. The median wealth for whites in the US is nearly $142,000. For blacks, it's $11,000. ‘Racism without racists’: White supremacy so deeply American that we don’t even see it.
Chris Rock: It's not black people who have progressed. It's white people. The Case for Reparations.