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Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white […]

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All but three of America’s wealthiest families are white

According to a report by Forbes, all but three of America’s 185 wealthiest families are white.  Forbes’ 185 dynasties with fortunes of at least $1 billion is the first comprehensive ranking of the richest families in America. 

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Report: black men no better off than they were in 1970s

According to a recent report, black men are no better off than they were in the 1970s. The report, The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress after Smith and Welch, analyzed data collected by the U.S. Census from 1940 to 1980 to document important relative black progress in the country. 

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Report: children of well-educated black parents have brighter futures

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, children of well-educated black parents have a greater chance of experiencing academic and professional success in the long-run.

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Video: C-SPAN callers use Civil Rights show to complain about white oppression

  When C-SPAN’s Washington Journal invited its viewers to weigh in on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, several callers dialed in to advocate for “white pride.” They even suggested that black people owe them, well all white people, for ignoring discrimination against the Irish and Italians. 

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Report: 1 in 5 black kids view race as an obstacle

  According to research commissioned by BBC’s Newsround programme, 21 percent of black children felt their skin color would impact their level of success. Just 2 percent of white children and 13 percent of Asian children shared the same sentiment. 

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking to change that. 

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Police chief resigns with clean record despite use of racial slur

 A Georgia police chief resigned after being suspended for sending racist text messages to his officers. And he did it with a clean record. 

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Video: Morgan Freeman: ‘race doesn’t play a role in wealth distribution’

Actor Morgan Freeman made some pretty interesting comments during an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon about race and wealth. The star joined Lemon to promote his new series Through the Wormhole on the Science Channel. But somehow the two ended up discussing wealth inequality and race. 

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Study: parental incarceration worsens disparities between black and white children

Two sociologists have concluded that parental incarceration plays a role in childhood inequality.  The study, which appears in the book  Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality, was conducted by Sara Wakefield of Rutgers University-Newark and Christopher Wildeman of Yale University. 

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