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Trickle Down Norms by Richard Reeves
Add this article to your reading as you try to understand how the growing geographic gaps between rich and poor in America are a disadvantage to poor kids while serving as an advantage to affluent kids.

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A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters
In this New York Times book review section the writer profiles some of the "most influential books on race and the black experience published in the United States for each decade of the nation’s existence — a history of race through ideas, arranged chronologically on the shelf." Read the article and the books.

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American Dream in Crisis - blog articles following Robert D. Putnam book
This link points to a series of blog articles on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog, responding to Dr. Robert D Putnam's book

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As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind
This article talks about "Demographic shifts rippling across the nation that are fueling fears among White Americans that their culture and standing are under threat." Important to understand this as the demographic shifts grow over the next 20 years.

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Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
From the web site: "BYP100 is a national member-based organization of 18-35 year old activists and organizers creating freedom and justice for all Black people.We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens." This link points to the Chicago chapter.

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Building Justice - multip part series by "CityLimits"
From the web site: "Over 16 weeks, City Limits and Enterprise Community Partners featured prominent New Yorkers’ views on how race and housing policy intersect to create a legacy each of us must confront, and the way forward we should take together. "

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Can Chicago's Poorest 'Pull Themselves Up By Their Bootstraps'?
The answer is "no", or "not often" according to this 2017 article in DNAInfo.

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Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America
From the web site: "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is ​WNET’s multi-platform public media Initiative that aims to provide a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society: what life is like below the poverty line, its impact on our economic security and on our children, and what has happened to our age-old dream of striving for a better life. We’ll also highlight solutions: what has worked – and what is working to bring people out of poverty – and what lessons we can and must learn for the future."

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Child Poverty in US (2016) - seven things to know
This Community Commons article provides information about poverty in the US that needs to be shared, understood and responded to in local, state and national level organizations.

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Closing the Opportunity Gap initiative. A Project of the Saguaro Seminar
From the web site "Since 1996, Professor Putnam’s The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America, a research initiative that brings together leading thinkers and practitioners to develop actionable ideas for civic renewal, has produced projects that have focused on expanding what we know about our levels of trust and community engagement and on developing strategies and efforts to increase this engagement.

In 2015, the Seminar launched the Closing the Opportunity Gap initiative. The initiative convened five working groups of roughly a dozen of the country’s leading experts in each of five areas: family and parenting, early childhood, K-12 education, community institutions, and “on-ramps,” like community college or apprenticeships."

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Community Foundation Opportunity Network - reading list
From the web site: "The Community Foundation Opportunity Network, launched in Summer 2016, includes 40 leading foundations from every region in the US. This is a national leadership and action network of community foundations committed to narrowing the youth opportunity gap. Participating foundations serve communities with a spectrum of geographic, demographic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity."

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Concentrations of White Poverty in Chicago? WBEZ article
Look at the map on this site and understand differences in concentrations of poverty between Whites and minorities in Chicago. Good discussion of factors contributing to this.

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Cost of Poverty Study - Miami/Dade County (1995)
This is one of two cost-of-poverty reports that I've had hard copies of since the late 1990s. These show that just creating more hope and opportunity in high poverty areas can lower the costs of poverty in these areas.

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Cost of Poverty Study - Toronto 2016 (pdf)
This is a review of an updated 2016 cost of poverty in Toronto, Canada study which was first done in 2008.

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Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook
From the web site: This report " brings together all available data on household wealth within countries all over the world. It tells us how much wealth there is, and where it is. This year, by incorporating historical data sets too, we can better understand how the household wealth distribution has been changing over time." Visit the site to find summaries, previous year's reports, more.

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Digital Mapping of Racism and Segregation - 2017 article
This Forbes article includes links to many sites which are mapping racism and segregation in America.

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Does where you live affect how long you live?
From the web site: "A ZIP code is 5 numbers meant to give mail to people—not indicate how long they live. Unfortunately, many United States cities and counties have significant gaps in life expectancy, often for residents just a few miles apart. Explore how life expectancy in America compares with life expectancy in your area, and resources to help illuminate these disparities and enable everyone to have the opportunity to live a healthier life."

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Forward Through Ferguson (St. Louis) - Action Plan
This web site shares the report produce by the commission that investigated the Ferguson, MO riots of 2014 in an effort to engage a larger portion of the St. Louis area in solving the problem.

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Generational Poverty - Trying to solve big city problem
This article take place in Philadelphia, but could be Chicago and many other places where children are being raised by parents and grand parents who have also lived in deep poverty.

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Global Inequality on the Rise - 2018 report
This article is from The Conversation, described on its web site as "an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public." Browse the site to see the wide range of topics included.

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How do White people talk about becoming the minority without being called "Racist"?
This link points to a Facebook discussion that started on March 28, 2018, which focuses on this topic. As migration grows throughout the world, caused primarily by war, conflict and climate change, formerly majority White communities are quickly changing to be majority people of color. Those changes are difficult to accept for many. Read the comments and add your own. Point to other places where this is being discussed.

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How Poverty Can Follow Children into Adulthood - PBS
This article talks about how "growing up in a poor household is linked with long-term consequences in educational outcomes, physical health and brain development that can follow a child well into adulthood."

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Illinois Poverty 2018 Update - From Heartland Alliance (pdf)
From the web site: "Our 2018 Illinois Poverty Update has been released and our findings indicate that millions of people in Illinois are experiencing poverty or are on the cusp. Rooted in inequity, poverty prevents people from meeting basic needs, improving their quality of life, and creates barriers to opportunities including quality education, stable employment, affordable housing and safe neighborhoods.

The fact sheet sheds light on who is most likely to experience poverty in Illinois: Women, people of color, and children, who have the highest poverty rates."

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Illinois Poverty - Legislative Districts Fact Sheets
In addition to the Illinois Poverty Update, The Social Impact Research Center at the Heartland Alliance has also released state legislative district poverty fact sheets in PDF format. These releases are the first of a series we will be publishing on poverty in Illinois this year. Download and print fact sheets for your districts and use them to inform your state legislators and advocate for policies that reduce poverty and inequality.

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In the Shadows of Slavery’s Capitalism
From the web site: "Keri Leigh Merritt’s Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is part of an increasingly vibrant discussion of capitalism’s relationship to slavery that goes beyond whether capitalism and slavery were like oil and water. Merritt instead argues that in the mid-nineteenth-century American republic, varieties of capitalism grew in dynamic tension with one another. Masterless Men enters that debate from the unlikely angle of poor white southerners." Read more. Join the discussion.

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