Here is a little[or a lot] of "food for thought": Americans, by and large, live next door to people of the same race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Residential segregation by race remains high despite declines over the past several decades, and segregation by income is on the rise. Segregation by race or ethnicity and … Continue reading How Concentrated Disadvantage Harms Children
Is there a difference between the way people are approached by law enforcement in the big city or small towns? Is there a difference between locations? Is there a difference between races or sexes? Unequivocally, there is a difference between sexes-male and female. The police approach women less aggressively than men, and that tends … Continue reading The Broken Headlight & Local Law Enforcement- Was it DWB??
The current presidential emphasis on constructing a border 'wall' between the United States and Mexico, the limitations placed on certain immigrants permitted to enter this country, and the current deportation efforts supported by policy initiatives all possess a common thread. Travel bans are largely focused on countries whose populations can be considered 'people of color'- … Continue reading What You Don’t Know About Being ‘White’ in America
Every generation has great minds, profound thinkers in our society. Well, in this, the 21st Century, among the great minds within the African-American community, I think of two in particular. They are Cornel West and Ta'Nehisi Coates. Mr. Coates comes to us as an accomplished author, journalist and philosophical historian. Dr. West is a … Continue reading Martin and Malcolm, Cornel and Ta-Nehisi: Common Threads