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Discriminatory housing practices in the District: A brief history

D.C. Policy Center, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
In an essay on tax practices that amplify racial inequities, D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor examines how property tax treatment of owner-occupied housing amplifies existing inequalities in wealth, both today and in generations to come. However, the landscape for today... Read More »

Darity’s Dream: A Federal Job Guarantee to Save American Workers

Giving to Duke, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In 2018, getting political consensus on what’s best for the future of America can be a bit like cheering for Duke and Carolina at the same time. But Duke professor William “Sandy” Darity Jr. has managed to do just that; somehow, he’s found common ground in U.S. politics. His idea for a federal... Read More »

An exclusive look at Cory Booker’s plan to fight wealth inequality: give poor kids money

Vox, Monday, October 22, 2018
America has a massive, growing racial wealth gap. The median white family today holds nearly 10 times the wealth of the median black family.  Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is introducing a bill aimed at closing that gap. His idea is to give lower-income kids a sizable nest egg (nearly $... Read More »

Symposium: Achieving Racial Equity in Housing Outcomes in D.C.

D.C. Policy Center, Thursday, October 18, 2018
The District of Columbia is becoming increasingly more segregated by race and income. As outlined in the Urban Institute report The Color of Wealth in the Nation’s Capital, this segregation is built on racist public and private practices, and has amplified disparities and inequities in... Read More »

Senator Kamala D. Harris Proposes Bold Relief for Families Amid Rising Costs of Living

Sierra Sun Times, Thursday, October 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris announced the LIFT (Livable Incomes for Families Today) the Middle Class Act, legislation to provide middle class and working families with a tax credit of up to $6,000 a year—or up to $500 a month—to address the rising... Read More »

Integrating Schools by Income, Not Race: Why Cities Are Embracing ‘an Idea Whose Time Has Come

The 74 Million, Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Sixty-four years after the landmark Brown v. Board decision, integration has regained its status as one of the most urgent objectives in education today. In the wake of a large-scale resegregation of public schools since the 1990s, a number of journalists, policy analysts, and... Read More »

Economist is pushing for newborns to get up to $84k to combat income inequality

News.Com.AU, Thursday, October 4, 2018
AN ECONOMIST has proposed a daring idea to reduce income inequality by giving every newborn in the US a trust fund of up to $US60,000 — that’s $A84,000. The funds would be set aside in federally managed coffers and grow at about 2 per cent each year until the child reaches adulthood.... Read More »

You should feel sick: Speaker says racial caste system in NC schools is our choice

The News & Observer, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
When acclaimed education writer Nikole Hannah-Jones visits schools where virtually all students are poor and black, she sees not only a legacy of historic racism but a result of choices by parents who talk about equality while sacrificing other children to give their own kids advantages. And she... Read More »

An economist has a wild proposal to give all kids in the US up to $60,000 at birth

Business Insider, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Education is often considered the great equalizer, the tonic that will erase all injustice and inequality. As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  But an economist is calling for a fact-check on the old advice to stay in... Read More »

Opinion | Gandhinomics in an era of Modinomics

Live Mint, Monday, October 1, 2018
Later this week, India will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is also accorded with the reverential moniker of “Father of the Nation”. It is indeed a poignant moment for the nation to remember an individual, who notwithstanding what his critics claim, was... Read More »

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