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Law, immigration, housing, the wealth gap, census, racial classification and more.
     
Topic Name Description
  Where Race Lives - GO DEEPER SHORT SUMMARY - what does race have to do with housing and wealth? what is the current state of residential segregation?
white advantage, wealth, housing A Long History of Racial Preference - for Whites ESSAY BY LARRY ADELMAN - how has race affected whites? A look at how institutions and public policies have benefited whites at the expense of other groups.
housing, wealth, white advantage

The Wealth Factor

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OP ED BY DALTON CONLEY - what difference does wealth make in terms of your life opportunities?
census, racial classification What Does the Census Tell Us about Race? ESSAY BY JEAN CHENG - a brief overview of how our racial categories have changed over time, both reflecting and shaping our political and social priorities.
housing, public policy, segregation, racism

What We Need To Do About The 'Burbs

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Why is attacking suburban sprawl crucial to anti-racist work? In his interview with Colorlines' Executive Editor Bob Wing, john a. powell discusses regionalism, segregation, concentrated poverty and urban strategies.
housing. wealth, white advantage, segregation Racial Preferences for Whites: The Houses that Racism Built OP-ED BY LARRY ADELMAN - how has the playing field been tilted in the past, giving whites an advantage over other groups? A look at two families - one white, one black - shows how the past shapes opportunities for the future.
racial classification, colorblind, racism

Racial Privacy Initiative: An Invitation to Racial Discrimination

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Andy Barlow and Troy Duster reveal why the racial privacy initiative encourages racial discrimination by making it impossible to monitor and enforce non-discrimination laws.
white advantage, affirmative action

Whites Swim in Racial Preference

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Tim Wise recounts a long history of racial preferences for whites as he examines the controversy surrounding the University of Michigan's affirmative action program.
wealth, housing, white advantage Interview with Dalton Conley, sociologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - what is the relationship between housing and wealth? Why does wealth matter and what does this have to do with race?
white advantage, stereotyping, race relations, psychology Interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum, psychologist

EDITED TRANSCRIPT - does everyone experience race the same way? how do our cultural experiences shape our perceptions of other people? how do we unknowingly recreate racism?

wealth, housing, white advantage Interview with Melvin Oliver, sociologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - does everyone have the same opportunities to get ahead? why did the wealth gap between blacks and whites come from, and what should we do about it?
white advantage, wealth, housing, segregation, colorblind, public policy, law Interview with john a. powell, legal scholar EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how is race socially constructed? why can't we get rid of the concept? how do whites benefit without having to do anything? what can we do about residential segregation and inequality?
white advantage, race relations, colorblind, affirmative action Interview with Nancy DiTomaso, sociologist EDITED TRANSCRIPT - how do whites feel about race, affirmative action and racial inequality? To find out, Nancy DiTomaso interviewed white people throughout the United States.
sociology, wealth gap, latino, public policy Hispanic Color Divide NEWS ARTICLE - summary of a new report on how Latino family income and other outcomes varies with skin color.
sociology, public policy, racial classification, colorblind, racism

Racial and Ethnic Data: Why We Collect It; How We Use It in Public Policy

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MEDIA ADVISORY - The American Sociological Association takes a position in the long-standing debate over government racial classification and data collection. This article contains a link to the complete 12-page official statement in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

Wealth disparities, housing.

Washington Post review of The Hidden Cost of Being African American (book by Thomas Shapiro)

BOOK REVIEW - This book points to the growing wealth gap to show how black disadvantage - and white advantage - continues 40 years after the civil rights acts, and what can be done about it.

urban planning, public policy, regional equity, smart growth, housing, wealth

Fair Growth 2020: A Tale of Four Futures

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ARTICLE - what will America look like in 20 years, given the steady decline of our central cities and our unchecked suburban expansion? Author Lance Freeman looks at four possible scenarios for the future, and their implications for urban sprawl and social equity.

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