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Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Ideal Presidential Candidate Would Have "Greater Acknowledgment of History" This is a rush transcript.

Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Ideal Presidential Candidate Would Have "Greater Acknowledgment of History"

Copy may not be in its final form. Sanders Questioned over Reparations Stance at Minneapolis Forum. Why Is Congress Redlining Our Schools? Redlining was the once-common practice in which banks would draw a red line on a map—often along a natural barrier like a highway or river—to designate neighborhoods where they would not invest.

Why Is Congress Redlining Our Schools?

Stigmatized and denied access to loans and other resources, redlined communities, populated by African-Americans and other people of color, often became places that lacked businesses, jobs, grocery stores and other services, and thus could not retain a thriving middle class. Redlining produced and reinforced a vicious cycle of decline for which residents themselves were typically blamed. Today a new form of redlining is emerging. If passed, the long-awaited Senate bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) would build a bigger highway between low-performing schools serving high-need students—the so-called “bottom 5 percent”—and all other schools. It’s not as though we don’t know what works. How Educational Redlining Works These approaches have a dubious track record. Redlining for the 21st Century - Bill Davidow. Using personal information gathered about you on the Internet to provide you with better choice is very different from using the same information to control your behavior.

Redlining for the 21st Century - Bill Davidow

The former is a service to the consumer. The latter is exploitation. I call the use of big data to exploit consumers “personal redlining.” Redlining Under Attack. Correction Appended.

Redlining Under Attack

Race and the New Deal Coalition. The triumph of Reaganism in the 1980s, and the attendant demise of the New Deal coalition that had formed under Roosevelt and consolidated in the postwar years, prompted a wave of reflection and debate among leftists, liberals and Democratic ideologues.

Race and the New Deal Coalition

The perception that Reagan’s victory had resulted substantially from the defection of suburban white middle- and/or working-class, particularly male, voters fueled an argument that Democratic liberalism had failed because it strayed from its “traditional” base and became too narrowly identified with “special interests” like racial minorities. This view, which represented the New Deal as having been built on a nonracial, or “universalistic,” approach to social policy, often went hand in hand with a nostalgic call to return to that supposedly traditional principle by retreating from race-targeted policies and race-conscious politics. Bill McKibben: A Green Corps Michael J. Copps: Not Your Father’s FCC. SOC 179R/WS 585H: Gender, Race and Economic Inequality in the U.S. Syllabus - Irene Browne.

Irene Browne Soc. 719R/WS 585H "Gender, Race and Economic Inequality in the U.S.

SOC 179R/WS 585H: Gender, Race and Economic Inequality in the U.S. Syllabus - Irene Browne

" Fall 1996 Description and Goals: This course is designed as an overview of major theories, trends and debates on the topic of gender, race and economic inequality in the contemporary United States. The main focus of the course will be on labor market inequality, with a particular emphasis on patterns of inequality that are the center of current debates among policy-makers. We concentrate on labor market inequality for several reasons: First, it is my own area of research. Bernie Sanders: Strong Words on Structural Racism and Inequality. The stakes were high for the speech by Sen.

Bernie Sanders: Strong Words on Structural Racism and Inequality

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to the national gathering of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday night. Sanders’ speech to the civil rights organization, whose first president was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., came just one week after Black Lives Matter activists disrupted a Netroots Nation event in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring Sanders and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, to demand that candidates address police brutality against African American communities, and put racial justice at the center of their campaigns.

If Sanders responded badly to demands of the Black Lives Matter activists, almost immediately afterward he showed an understanding of and willingness to address their concerns with the same forcefulness he brings to populist economic issues. Bernie Sanders: Strong Words on Structural Racism and Inequality. Bernie Sanders' Great Response on Racism and Inequality. The stakes were high for the speech by Sen.

Bernie Sanders' Great Response on Racism and Inequality

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to the national gathering of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday night. Sanders’ speech to the civil rights organization, whose first president was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., came just one week after Black Lives Matter activists disrupted a Netroots Nation event in Phoenix, Arizona, featuring Sanders and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, to demand that candidates address police brutality against African American communities, and put racial justice at the center of their campaigns. Log End of Identity Liberalism - The New York Times by Mark Lilla. When young people arrive at college they are encouraged to keep this focus on themselves by student groups, faculty members and also administrators whose full-time job is to deal with — and heighten the significance of — “diversity issues.”

Log End of Identity Liberalism - The New York Times by Mark Lilla

Race and the New Deal Coalition. How We Built the Ghettos. A brief introduction to America's long history of racist housing policy.

How We Built the Ghettos

Yesterday, apropos of Paul Ryan’s remarks on “inner-city poverty” and a culture that “doesn’t value work,” I wrote about the policy that went into building our inner-cities and depriving whole communities of wealth and opportunity. Likewise, at MSNBC, Ned Resnikoff wrote an excellent piece on the wide income and wealth disparities between blacks and whites. “ In 1984,” he writes, “the white-to-black wealth ratio was 12-to–1…But over the next 14 years the wealth gap began to grow once again, until it had skyrocketed up to 19-to–1 in 2009.” A large part of this, he explains, has everything to do with housing discrimination: Disparities in homeownership are a major driver of the racial wealth gap, according to a recent study from Brandeis University.

In my earlier piece, I alluded to these policies and practices, but didn’t describe them.

Unemployment & Racism

Occupaion Inequality & Racism. Education & Racism. Racialized Poverty in America has Nearly Doubled in 21st Century. Discriminatory housing, zoning, and other policy choices are driving the dramatic rise of racialized poverty and segregation across the United States, with the number of people residing in low-income "ghettos, barrios, and slums" nearly doubling in the 21st century alone, a new report finds. Sanders, Confrontation w/ Black Lives Matter. Racism/Inequality/Hate. Inequality. Inequality. Inequality.