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Racial Disparity and Public Policy: Racial Inequality

What is Inequality?

"Inequality is the root of social evil." - Pope Francis

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The bridge over the racial divide : rising inequality and coalition politics

Studies the rising inequality in American society and addresses the need for a progressive, multiracial political coalition to combat that inequality.

Racial profiling : everyday inequality

Explores the history, the many manifestations, and the consequences of this form of social injustice.

Reproducing racism : how everyday choices lock in white advantage

This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress? Legal scholar Daria Roithmayr provocatively argues that racial inequality lives on because white advantage functions as a powerful self-reinforcing monopoly, reproducing itself automatically from generation to generation even in the absence of intentional discrimination.

Reverend Addie Wyatt : faith and the fight for labor, gender, and racial equality

Labor leader, civil rights activist, outspoken feminist, African American clergywoman--Reverend Addie Wyatt stood at the confluence of many rivers of change in twentieth century America. The first female president of a local chapter of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, Wyatt worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt and appeared as one of Time magazine's Women of the Year in 1975.