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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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Cost of Segregation in the Chicago Region - 2019
From the website: "The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of regional policy advisors, analyzed segregation patterns in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country. We examined three types of segregation: economic segregation, African American-white segregation and Latino-white segregation. We then examined what impacts we would see if the Chicago region reduced its levels of segregation to the median levels of segregation of the nation’s 100 biggest metros.

The core of this report is a summary of our findings."

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County Health Rankings - 2018 Key Findings
From the web site: "The County Health Rankings show that where we live matters to health. This year, we bring new analyses that show meaningful health gaps persist not only by place, but also among racial and ethnic groups. These gaps are largely the result of differences in opportunities in the places where we live. And, these differences disproportionately affect people of color. Discriminatory practices and structural and institutional policies, such as unfair bank lending practices and property tax-based school funding formulas, contribute to the types of racial disparities illustrated in this report."

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Courageous Conversations about Race
From the web site: "Founded by Glenn E. Singleton in 1992, Pacific Educational Group is committed to achieving racial equity in education. We engage in sustained partnerships with educational organizations to transform beliefs, behaviors, and results so people of all races can achieve at their highest levels and live their most empowered and powerful lives.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION™ is our award-winning protocol for effectively engaging, sustaining and deepening interracial dialogue. Through our Framework for Systemic Racial Equity Transformation, PEG is dedicated to helping educators address persistent racial disparities intentionally, explicitly, and comprehensively."

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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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Equity and Inclusion in the Afterschool Field - Afterschool Today
Afterschool Today is the newsmagazine of the National Afterschool Association. This issue focuses on equity and inclusion and steps afterschool programs can take to improve their practices.

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Examining the Black-White Wealth Gap - 2020 article
From the article: "A close examination of wealth in the U.S. finds evidence of staggering racial disparities. The Black-white wealth gap reflects a society that has not and does not afford equality of opportunity to all its citizens." Read more.

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Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.
This article shows how land owned by original Americans was the foundation of the land-grand university system in the US.

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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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Legatum Prosperity Index - looks at world indicators
From the web site: "Using the Prosperity Index framework, nations around the world can assess their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine the economic and strategic choices that need to be made to further build inclusive societies, open economies, and empowered people to drive greater levels of prosperity."

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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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