Gail C. Christopher Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation As the airwaves have been flooded with news of shootings and the killing of unarmed people of color by armed police officers during the last year and a half, many have had to search their hearts and revisit the reality of our nation’s legacy of racial division. For most of us seeing these apparent injustices … [Read more...] about Unearthing and Undoing the Lethal Belief in Racial Hierarchy (Jan – March 2016 P&R Issue)
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Read the full Poverty & Race Journal (January-April 2021 P&R Issue) Derek W. Black The original theory of America was quite radical. In a world ruled by kings and queens, our founders sought to turn political power over to average people. This new experiment in self-government depended on educated citizens. Without education, the founders feared democracy would … [Read more...] about The American Right to Education: The Northwest Ordinance, Reconstruction, and the Current Challenge (January-April 2021 P&R Issue)
Read the full Poverty & Race Journal (January-April 2021 P&R Issue) In late 2020, the City of Boston announced new legislation amending the city’s zoning code to include affirmatively furthering fair housing requirements. The legislation, effective in March 2021, evolved out of extensive local advocacy efforts and community concern around housing issues, spurred in … [Read more...] about The Making of Boston’s AFFH Ordinance – A Brief Oral History (January-April 2021 P&R Issue)
Read the full Poverty & Race Journal (January-April 2021 P&R Issue) Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. I. Introduction The life chances of many African Americans are tied to their experiences in underdeveloped central city neighborhoods. The implication of living in these Black spaces was suggested in a provocative question posed by the historian Carol Anderson in her book, … [Read more...] about Land Values and the Enduring Significance of Racial Residential Segregation (January-April 2021 P&R Issue)
Sign up for PRRAC’s biweekly newsletter here. Excerpted from Poverty & Race, Volume 31, No.2 (Oct-Dec 2022) By Peter Piazza and James Noonan When he signed the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act into law in January 2002, President George W. Bush perhaps knew that the new federally-mandated testing requirements would not be popular. In the auditorium of an Ohio high … [Read more...] about Accountability Systems and the Persistence of School Segregation (Oct – Dec 2022 P&R Issue)