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Wealth or Good Parenting? Framing the Privileges of the Rich

Written by Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

"What is it that I want?"

Jane Van Galen asked herself this question after reading a gushing profile of an "island cabin" in The Seattle Times. It begins: "Lots of folks have lots of reasons for wanting their own piece of land out of town" and quotes one of the new cabin's owners who, when pregnant, came to realize: "I can't raise a child just in the city ... I wanted woods, salamanders and pileated woodpeckers."

Written On Monday, August 11 2014 16:12

Policy Round-Up: Citigroup

Written by Nakia Gladden

Citigroup, one of the nation's biggest banks, has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims brought on by the Justice Department because of its participation in the housing crisis. After a federal investigation lead by Attorney General Eric Holder, the bank admitted to deceiving consumers and engaging in risky subprime mortgages.

Written On Tuesday, July 22 2014 18:59

Social Security as a Civil Right

Written by Maya Rockeymoore

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living "on a lonely island of poverty" is unjust in a nation blessed with a "vast ocean of material prosperity." Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only a few pennies for every dollar of wealth owned by white families.

Written On Friday, November 15 2013 10:58

Get Angry: Proposed Food Stamp Cuts are Attack on Working Poor

Written by Mariah Craven

Up to five million people who use food stamps are at risk of losing those benefits due to changes proposed by Congress to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a new report from the Health Impact Project (HIP). Here are three reasons why you should be outraged about this.

Written On Tuesday, August 13 2013 11:40
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