In Baltimore, Money Still Follows The Segregation Map

By Chase Hoffberger, Baltimorebrew.com -

New study shows the differences in economic activity—and access to opportunity—between neighborhoods new analysis of investment patterns in Baltimore shows the degree to which decades-old housing [...]

America Has Desegregated In Name Only

By Paul Street, Truthdig.com -

It’s a little-acknowledged reality that housing markets distribute more than mere dwellings. That’s because people’s place in the social order is intimately related to their geographic location [...]

Fracking Boom Takes Toll On Pennsylvania’s Communities Of Color And Lower-Income Areas

By Mark Hand, Thinkprogress.org -

The construction of new natural gas-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is disproportionately harming lower-income populations in rural parts of the state, while communities of color are [...]

If This Happened In Alabama There Would Be Uproar: In Israel, It’s The Norm

By Jonathan Cook, Blackagendareport.com -

How would you describe a white town in a southern state in the United States that froze the tender for plots of land in a new neighborhood because it risked allowing blacks to move in? As racist? [...]

US Education Segregation Is Highly Profitable Business For Some

By Mark Karlin, truth-out.org -

By Mark Karlin for Truthout - However, as I completed the research and writing for the book, I found that in this country we have had and continue to have a stubborn insistence on educating [...]

Want To See How School Choice Leads To Segregation? Visit Betsy DeVos’ Hometown

By Jennifer Berkshire, www.alternet.org -

By Jennifer Berkshire for Alternet - Here, two decades of the policies that the Trump/DeVos education budget now wants to take national, have resulted in white flight and school closures, leaving [...]

School Choice Is A Scam In Segregated Neighborhoods

By Jitu Brown, www.chicagoreporter.com -

By Jitu Brown for The Chicago Reporter - Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems not to hear the fierce protests of parents, teachers and school officials over school closings and charter [...]

Racial Segregation Still At Heart Of Chicago’s Ills…And America’s Too

By Natalie Y Moore, www.theguardian.com/ -

By Natalie Y Moore for The Guardian - In a couple of days, President Barack Obama will give a farewell speech in his adopted hometown of Chicago. This is the city to which he moved as a young man [...]

At 15 She Desegregated A High School, At 73 She Is Doing It Again

By Rebecca Klein, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Rebecca Klein for The Huffington Post - When Dorothy Counts-Scoggins showed up for her first day of high school almost 60 years ago, she didn't even make it into the building before she was [...]

Suburban Sprawl Causes Segregation & Isolates The Poor

By Ben Adler, www.grist.org -

By Ben Adler for Grist - Forty-seven years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, you might think that these problems are gradually disappearing. You would be wrong. “Architecture of [...]

Banks & Racist Policies Shaped Segregation, Police Brutality

By Richard Rothstein, www.salon.com -

By Richard Rothstein in Salon - Housing equity is Americans’ most important source of wealth. Average black family income is now about 60 percent of white family income, but black household [...]