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America’s open secret: Racism and white supremacy

Date: June 28, 2015 | Categories: News, News, Structural Racism,

Source: Daily Sabah Racism and white supremacy are deeply rooted in America’s social, cultural, political, economic and religious structures. American society is racially stratified with economic resources and foundational relations defined and shaped by it. Indeed, the racial hierarchy was embedded in society before America became America and it has never been undone despite claims of progress coming on the …

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Top-CEO Pay Isn’t Driven By Talent, New Study Says

Date: June 22, 2015 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, News, News, Resources,

Source: Wall Street Journal The rapid rise in pay for corporate executive officers, which stands in contrast to the stagnant wages of many Americans, is a key driver of inequality that’s not clearly tied to talent or performance, a new report from a liberal think tank finds. The Economic Policy Institute report says this means CEO pay could be reduced …

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How Section 8 became a ‘racial slur’

Date: June 15, 2015 | Categories: Hunger / Poverty / Inequality, Opinion, Opinion All,

Source: Washington Post By Emily Badger Coded language, by definition, conveys much saying very little. And so those words allegedly uttered in McKinney, Tex., before a confrontation between police and black teens — “Go back to your Section 8 home” — evoked a particular and vivid set of assumptions. The words were offensive because of what we think they meant in …