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Black, Latino Two-Parent Families Have Half The Wealth Of White Single Parents | NPR

Adrian Florido, NPR A study by the think tank Demos finds that black and Latino families with two parents still own only half as much as wealth as white single parents. David McNew/Getty Images. Featured Image racial wealth gap has been measured and studied for decades. One fact has remained the same: White families build and accumulate more wealth more quickly than black and brown families do. The reasons for this are multiple and well-documented. They start at slavery and traverse the historical and deliberate exclusion of people of color from the economic institutions and government programs that helped white […]

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Whites maintain grip on leadership roles in Philly | The Philadelphia Tribune

Michael D’Onofrio, Tribune Staff Writer, The Philadelphia Tribune | Octavius V. Catto Memorial, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Featured Image government’s workforce is nearly half Black and overwhelmingly male, while white employees dominate leadership positions, the majority of which females hold. The Kenney administration released its 2018 Workforce Diversity Profile report on Friday, which gave a snapshot of the racial and ethnic makeup as well as average age and tenure of the city’s full-time, permanent employees, including both civil service and those exempt, serving under Kenney’s jurisdiction. Overall, a total of 24,717 employee made up the city’s workforce as of June […]

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The Supreme Court Justice Who Forever Changed Affirmative Action | The Atlantic Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

Justice Lewis Powell’s ruling in the 1978 case Regents v. Bakke buoyed affirmative action—but in the process, it transformed how colleges think about race and equality in admissions.

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