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Chester Hartman 
America’s Growing Inequality 
The Impact of Poverty and Race

The book is a compilation of the best and still-most-relevant articles published in Poverty & Race, the bimonthly of The Poverty & Race Research Action Council from 2006 to the present. Authors are some of the leading figures in a range of activities around these themes. It is the fourth such book PRRAC has published over the years, each with a high-visibility foreword writer: Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Bill Bradley, Julian Bond in previous books, Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago for this book. The chapters are organized into four sections: Race & Poverty: The Structural Underpinnings; Deconstructing Poverty and Racial Inequities; Re(emerging) Issues; Civil Rights History.
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Foreword by
Congressman Luis Gutierrez
Chester Hartman
I. Racism and Poverty: The Structural Underpinnings
Toward a Structural Racism Framework
Andrew Grant-Thomas & john a. powell
Structural Racism: Focusing on the Cause
Cliff Schrupp
American Indian Tribes and Structural Racism
Sherry Salway Black
Structural Racism and Rebuilding New Orleans
Maya Wiley
Race vis-à-vis Class in the U.S.?
john a. powell & Stephen Menendian
More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City
William Julius Wilson
Tensions Among Minority Groups
Symposium with S.M. Miller, Wade Henderson, Don T. Nakanishi, john a. powell, Maria Blanco, Howard Winant
Indigenous Peoples: Response to the Periodic Report of the United States to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Tribal Self-Government in the United States
John Dossett
When Affirmative Action Was White
Ira Katznelson
The Importance of Targeted Universalism
john a. powell, Stephen Menendian & Jason Reece
Implicit Bias
A Forum – eds. Intro para
Does Unconscious Bias Matter?
Ralph Richard Banks & Richard Thompson Ford
Implicit Bias Insights as Preconditions to Structural Change
john a. powell & Rachel Godsil
Litigating Implicit Bias
Eva Paterson
Implicit Bias, Racial Inequality and Our Multivariate World
Andrew Grant-Thomas
Beyond Bias
Olati Johnson
Banks & Ford Response
Tax Aversion: The Legacy of Slavery
Robin Einhorn
Tax Aversion: The Sequel
Robin Einhorn
Scapegoating Blacks for the Economic Crisis
Gregory D. Squires
Speculators, Not CRA, Behind Foreclosures in Black Neighborhoods
John I. Gilderbloom & Gregory D. Squires
The Missing Class: The Near Poor
Victor Tan Chen & Katherine S. Newman
Criminalization of Poverty: UN Report
Can We Think about Poverty without Thinking about Criminality?
Kaaryn Gustafson
The Criminalization of Homelessness
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Can We Organize for Economic Justice Beyond Capitalism?
Lee Ann Hall & Danny Ho Sang
Beyond Public/Private: Understanding Corporate Power
john a. powell & Stephen Menendian
The Help
Association of Black Women Historians
Reshaping the Social Contract: Demographic Distance and Our Fiscal Future
Manuel Pastor & Vanessa Carter
Social Justice Movements in a Liminal Age
Deepak Bhargava
II. Deconstructing Poverty and Racial Inequality
The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett
Why Racial Integration Remains an Imperative
Elizabeth Anderson
Building a National Museum
Lonnie G. Bunch, III
How White Activists Embrace Racial Justice
Mark R. Warren
Ending/Reducing Poverty: A Forum
– Exec Summary of CAP report; Comments on it by
Christopher Howard, Herbert J. Gans, David K. Shipler, Mtangulizi Sanyika, William E. Spriggs, Margy Waller, Jill Cunningham, Michael R. Wenger, + CAP response
Unions Make Us Strong
Julius G. Getman
A Freedom Budget for all Americans
Chester Hartman
The Kerner Commission: Remembering, Forgetting and Truth-Telling
Bruce R. Thomas
How Seattle and King County Are Tackling Institutional Inequities
Julie Nelson, Glenn Harris, Sandy Ciske & Matias Valenzuela
One Nation Indivisible: Just Cause – Causa Justa Multi-racial Movement-Building for Housing Rights
Maria Poblet & Dawn Phillips
The Opportunity Impact Statement
The Opportunity Agenda
The International Year for People of African Descent
Richard Clarke
Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Why Are African Americans and Latinos Under-represented Among Recipients of Unemployment Insurance and What Should We Do About It?
Andrew Grant-Thomas
The Cobell Trust Land Lawsuit
Justin Guilder
Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro, North Carolina: A Paradigm for Social Transformation
Marty Nathan & Signe Waller
Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission
Marty Nathan & Signe Waller
Apology for Slavery (H. Res. 194)
Joint Resolution of Apology to Native People
John Dossett
III. (Re)Emerging Issues
The Seattle/Louisville Decision and the Future of Race-Conscious Programs
Philip Tegeler
Separate ≠ Equal: Mexican Americans Before
Brown v. Board
Philippa Strum
Segregation and Exposure to High-Poverty Schools in Large Metropolitan Areas, 2008-09
Nancy Mc Ardle, Theresa Osypuk & Dolores Acevedo-García
The Social Science Evidence on the Effects of Diversity in K-12 Schools
Roslyn Arlin Mickelson
How Colleges and Universities Can Promote K-12 Diversity: A Modest Proposal
Julius Chambers, John Charles Boger & William Tobin
Commentaries by
Pedro Noguera, john a. powell, William L. Taylor, Wendy Puriefoy, Richard D. Kahlenberg, Jenice L. View
When the Feds Won’t Act: School Desegregation, State Courts, and Minnesota’s The Choice is Yours Program
Myron Orfield & Baris Gumus-Dawes
Reaffirming the Role of School Integration in K-12 Education Policy
Post- Conference Statement: An Urgent Need for Federal Support
Middle-Income Peers As Educational Resources and the Constitutional Right to Equal Access
Derek W. Black
Community-Based Accountability:Best Practices for School Officials
Jason Langberg, Taiyyaba Qureshi & Eldrin Deas
The Role of Teacher Union Locals in Advancing Racial Justice and Improving the Quality of Schooling in the United States
Mark Simon
American Indian Boarding Schools
Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing: The 21
st Century Challenge
Rob Breymaier
Race and Public Housing: Revisiting the Federal Role
Richard Rothstein
Integration and Housing Choice: A Dialogue
Camille Zubrinsky Charles, Ingrid Gould Ellen & Maria Krysan
What Are We Holding Our Public Schools Accountable For? The Gap Between What is Measured and What is Needed to Prepare Children for an Increasingly Diverse Society
Amy Stuart Wells
The Goal of Inclusive, Diverse Communities: Introduction to the Final Report of the National Commission on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Lessons from Mount Laurel: The Benefits of Affordable Housing for All Concerned
Douglas S. Massey
Housing America’s Native People
Wendy L. Helgemo
No Home in Indian Country
Janeen Comenote
Mossville, Louisiana: A Community’s Fight for the Human Right to a Healthy Environment
Michele Roberts
Understanding Health Impact Assessment: A Tool for Addressing Health Disparities
Saneta De Vuono-Powell & Jonathan Heller
Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Children and Youth: What’s Racism Got to Do With It?
Laurin Mayeno, Joseph Keawe-aimoku Kaholokulu,
David MKI Liu, Lloyd Asato & Winston Tseng
Neighborhood – The Smallest Unit of Health: A Health Center Model for Pacific Islander and Asian Health
Jamila Jarmon
Health Care and Indigenous Peoples in the United States
Michael Yellow Bird
Race, Poverty and Incarceration
Donald Braman
A Strategy for Dismantling Structural Racism in the Juvenile Justice System
Edgar S. Cahn, Keri A. Nash & Cynthia Robbins
JJDPA (box accompanying Cahn et al.)
Native Americans and Juvenile Justice: A Hidden Tragedy
Terry L. Cross
National Statement to Support Human and Civil Rights for All Immigrants and to Oppose Compromise Immigration Reform Proposals
st Century Gateways: Immigrants in Suburban America
Audrey Singer, Susan W. Hardwick & Caroline B. Brettell
Natural Allies or Irreconcilable Foes? Reflections on African-American/Immigrant Relations
Andrew Grant-Thomas, Yusuf Sarfati & Cheryl Staats
Transportation and Civil Rights:
Thomas W. Sanchez & Marc Brenman
Commentaries by
Guillermo Mayer, Angela Glover Blackwell, Eugene B. Benson, Wade Henderson, David Rusk, Laura Barrett, Thomas W. Sanchez & Marc Brenman
Right to the City: Social Movement and Theory
Jacqueline Leavitt, Tony Roshan Samara & Marnie Brady
IV. Civil Rights History
Bayard Rustin and the Civil Rights Movement
Daniel Levine
A Civil Right to Organize
Richard D. Kahlenberg & Moshe Z. Marvit
Commentaries on the Kahlenberg-Marvit Article
Various Authors
Kahlenberg and Marvit Respond
Local People as Law Shapers: Lessons from Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement
Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Freedom Riders
Raymond Arsenault
The Chicago Freedom Movement 40 Years Later: A Symposium:
Assessing the Chicago Freedom Movement —
James Ralph,
Success and the Chicago Freedom Movement—
Mary Lou Finley,
The End-the-Slums Movement —
Bernard La Fayette, Jr
Forty Years of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago—
Dick Simpson
Overall, Things Are Not Good—
Salim Muwakkil
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Gathers 50 Years After It Started: A Report on the Reunion
Mike Miller
The Other Side of Immigration: Humane, Sensible & Replicable Responses in a Changing Nation
Susan E. Eaton
Current and Former Members of PRRAC’s Board of Directors and Social Science Advisory Board
About the Contributors

About the author

Chester Hartman director of research at Poverty & Race Research Action Council.
Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 580 ● ISBN 9780739191729 ● File size 0.8 MB ● Editor Chester Hartman ● Publisher Lexington Books ● Country US ● Published 2014 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 3209343 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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