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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 a ‘reverse Great Migration’ is reshaping U.S. cities
This July 2018 article describes the exodus of African Americans from Chicago and other cities since 2000 and discusses reasons.

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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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How Race, Power and Aldermanic Prerogative Shape Chicago's Neighborhoods (pdf)
From the web site: "In a decades-long practice that has systemically preserved racial segregation across Chicago communities, aldermen calculatingly use their aldermanic prerogative to block affording housing developments, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law."

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How racial and regional inequality affect economic opportunity - Brookings Edu. Report
This article uses maps to show the spatial distribution of the black population across the USA. how it has evolved over time and how this has interacted with economic mobility and U.S. public policy.

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If you've never lived in poverty, don't tell poor people what to do - article
Understanding the high costs of being poor requires either personal experience, or lots of reading, along with some form of on-going connection and interaction with people who are poor. This article is one person's reflections on the challenges of being poor in America.

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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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Inequality Chronicles (The) - detailed explorations of racial, economic, and social inequities
From the web site: "“There are many reasons for our troubles,” wrote historian Jill Lepore in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. “But the deepest reason is inequality: the forms of political, cultural, and economic polarization that have been widening, not narrowing, for decades. Inequality, like slavery, is a chain that binds at both ends.”

“The Inequality Chronicles” features detailed explorations of racial, economic, and social inequities — from historical roots to contemporary effects — in major American cities." Take time to read the articles.

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Long Term Study Shows Impact of Race in America on Black Boys
This New York Times 2018 report describes findings of a study of 20 million children. The lead paragraph says "Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.' The article is full of maps and animated charts that highlight key findings of the research.

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Map showing most segregates school districts in US
This 2016 EdBuild story map shows the 10 most segregated school districts in the US.

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Mapping Inequality in the US
From the web site: "Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century. It offers unprecedented online access to the national collection of "security maps" and area descriptions produced between 1935 and 1940 by one of the New Deal's most important agencies, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation or HOLC (pronounced "holk")." This site hosts an extensive collection of data and maps that can be used to create a deeper understanding of racial segregation and inequality in America.

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Mapping Life Expectancy - VCU web site
This site has a "series of life expectancy maps which illustrate that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by neighborhood. In some cases, life expectancy can differ by as much as 20 years in neighborhoods only about five miles apart from one another."

The aim of these maps is to serve as a resource—raising awareness of factors that shape health and spurring discussion and action on a complex web of factors that influence health.

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Multidimensional poverty index
From the web site: "Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), published for the first time in the 2010 Report, complements monetary measures of poverty by considering overlapping deprivations suffered at the same time." Read more.

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New Resources Help Organizations Advance Race Equity at Every Step
From the web site: "The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s seven-step guide, Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide, aims to help organizations advance race equity and eliminate systemic barriers en route to improving the lives of children and families. This blog article is a rundown of resources — largely publications and webinar recordings — offered at each Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide step.

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Opportunity and Mobility in America - 14 charts (2018 article)
This Brookings.edu article includes 14 charts that show opportunity and mobility in America. Use to understand why and where people need the most extra help.

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Our Equitable Future: Roadmap for the Chicago Region
This is a plan put forth in 2017-18 by Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council Introduction on MPC web site says: "In 2015, the Metropolitan Planning Council launched a groundbreaking study to calculate the economic costs of segregation. With the Urban Institute, we documented the extreme price we pay to live so separately by race and income. Our study revealed this singular truth: As residents of the Chicago region, our fate is shared, and by living so separately we pay a steep cost that can be measured in lost income, lost lives and lost potential. These findings have been a catalyst for meaningful action, bringing together people from diverse communities and sectors to develop solutions that will lead to a more and equitable and thriving Chicago region." Spend time reading the information on the site and discussing with others.

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Oxfam’s 2018 report on prosperity and poverty, wealth and work
Description of report: "Oxfam’s report ‘Reward work not wealth’, looks at statistics in the annual Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook and provides an analyses on what this means for people.

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Poverty in America - Native Americans
From the article: " The 2 million Natives in the U.S. have the highest rate of poverty of any racial group—almost twice the national average. " Read the article and build your understanding.

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