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Promise of Place - 2018 Report Highlights Efforts to Help Black Men and Boys
From the web site: "New report from The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) highlights 50+ U.S. cities making investments to advance life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys across the nation. The report profiles five cities—Baltimore, Detroit, Louisville, Milwaukee, and Oakland—that have encompassed the critical BMA field Building Blocks needed to become a promising city for Black Male Achievement."

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Race, Class and CPS - WBEZ podcasts
Long standing practice of segregation in Chicago schools is described in this six podcast series.

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Race, Health and Housing. Connecting the Dots - article
This article focuses on "discrimination and racial isolation" as "sources of racial health disparities," Follow the links to an expanded understanding of this issue.

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Race, Place and Jobs - analysis by Policy Link
This article reviews a Policy Link study of 150 largest metro areas of US and shows the relationship of place and poverty on jobs and unemployment.

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Racism and Health - collection of articles on RJWF site
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation site features a "collection of content on the role racism plays in health and health care."

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Reading List: Race, Space & Law
From the web site: "This reading list explores the law’s historical role in the constitution of space, place, the body, and various other modalities of belonging in the U.S. The focus lies primarily on integrating legal history texts into architectural scholarship to examine race (and its intersections) and to trace changing legal notions of property, territory, nationhood, and citizenship. A range of scholarship, from disability studies, public health, architectural history, legal history, environmental justice, whiteness studies, immigration studies, gender and sexuality studies, animal studies, and housing and urban studies in addition to recent literature on prisons, militarization, and waste is included."

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Roots of 21st Century Racism - The Enlightenment of 18th Century
This Slate article is titled The Enlightenment’s Dark Side: How the Enlightenment created modern race thinking, and why we should confront it. Add this to building your understanding of deep-rooted racism in US.

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Roots of Racism Leading up to WW1 and 21st Century Conflict
This article in The Guardian is another that builds an understanding of how European, White, imperialism, contributed to WW1 and continuing conflicts.

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Segregation costs Chicago billions - 2017 study
This article in the Chicago Reader is titled New study finds segregation costs Chicago billions in income, tens of thousands of college degrees, and hundreds of lives each year.

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Segregation in Chicago - research focus of Metropolitan Planning Council
From the web site: "MPC and Urban Institute are conducting a two-year study based on the hypothesis that by reducing segregation, Chicago and our region will experience faster economic growth and a more equitable quality of life." Visit the site to learn more about the research and read articles that have been published.

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Segregation in USA - articles on Mapping for Justice blog
Find additional articles about segregation, along with poverty maps, on the Mapping for Justice blog, which is one of the resources of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

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Spotlight on Poverty - understand the issues
From the web site: "Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: The Source for News, Ideas and Action is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans. Through the ongoing exchange of ideas, research and data, Spotlight seeks to inform the policy debate about reducing poverty and increasing opportunity in the United States."

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Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
From the web site: "The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) is one of the country’s three federally-funded poverty centers dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, examining what is driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality."

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State of Racial Justice in Chicago- 2017 report
From the web site: "The State of Racial Justice in Chicago Report provides a comprehensive picture of the changing conditions of racial and ethnic groups in Chicago during the last half century. The report provides accessible data and analysis on how racial and ethnic groups in Chicago are faring in relation to housing, education, economics, health, justice, and services."

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Structural Causes of Racial and Economic Segregation in SE Wisconsin
The video in this blog was produced for the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee to create a response from the faith community to this issue.

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The Color of Money - roots of racial wealth gap - book by Mehrsa Baradaran
In this book, Mehrsa Baradaran discusses the structural failures of free-market capitalism in mitigating the racial wealth gap.

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The Equality of Opportunity Project - Race & Opportunity in USA
Mission is to "develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes. We aim to achieve this mission by harnessing the power of big data to learn from areas where the American Dream is still thriving." Visit site and dig into the information.

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The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism
This NY Times article illustrates how the self interest of many works to keep people in prison and in poverty. Share with volunteers and help build awareness of this problem.

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The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
This site focused on 17 different issue areas, important to people around the world. It's goal is to teach people to get informed, involved and to take action. Lots of ideas that could be included in tutor/mentor programs and schools.

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The History of Institutional Racism in US Public Schools - Author: Susan DuFresene
From the web site: "In The History of Institutional Racism in U.S. Public Schools Susan DuFresne shakes us to our foundation with the historically accurate images she has created on the three fifteen foot panels, which Garn Press has transformed into a book that is destined to unite hearts and minds in the struggle for equity and justice for all children in America’s public schools.'

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The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping Childhood Roots of Social Mobility
This interactive map was created by Opportunity Insights. Their mission is "to develop scalable policy solutions that will empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes." Take some time to browse the site and the map.

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The Poverty Consortium - resource library
From the web site: "The Poverty Consortium, a Connecticut-based, federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a nationwide network of scholars of religion, religious leaders, and activists working collaboratively to eliminate poverty and related civil inequities, in their multiple dimensions. We seek to produce knowledge that will effect poverty alleviation and equity. We also wish to increase our “public voice,” individually and collectively, in order to shift public understanding and practices toward poverty elimination and equity; to work with everyone, especially peoples of faith across the political spectrum, to encourage material transformation, for civil rights and justice, for those in poverty; and finally, to build “beloved communities” of deep solidarity, friendship, and uplift across the country. Our website povertyconsortium.org and twitter service @bostonpovertyc are open-source learning tools that also serve as clearinghouses for organizations and programs aimed at poverty alleviation and equity. Our focus is domestic.

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Transparency International - fighting corruption and poverty
From the web site: "Transparency International-USA works at home and abroad to combat corruption and promote transparency and integrity in government, business and development assistance." Editor note: Unless we reduce corruption, we will be limited in how much we reduce poverty.

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Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap - The Asset Value of Whiteness - pdf
From the paper: "This paper explores a number of these popular explanations for the racial wealth gap, looking at individual differences in education, family structure, full- or part-time employment, and consumption habits. In each case, we find that individual choices are not sufficient to erase a century of accumulated wealth: structural racism trumps personal responsibility." Read the full article.

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Understanding wealth gap 1947-2011- infographic
This New York Times infographic shows how prosperity was shared by many Americans from 1947-1979, then mostly by the richest 1% of American's since then.

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