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My Plan to Lift Every Voice in Black America
October 22, 2020
President Trump wants to paper over the living wound of racism. He’s issued Executive Orders and established a new national commission designed to whitewash our history—and deny the daily reality of being Black in America. He actively appeals to white supremacists and fans the flames of hatred and division in our country, because he thinks it benefits him politically. He ignores the most basic job of every president: the duty to care for all of us, not just those who voted for him. ... read more »
For People of Color, Gentrification is More a Curse than a Blessing
February 27, 2020
According to a March 2019 study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), more than 135,000 Black and Hispanics around the nation were displaced between 2000 and 2012. Gentrification and displacement of long-time residents were most intense from 2000 to 2013 in the nation's biggest cities, and rare in most other places, according to the study. During those years, gentrification was concentrated in larger cities with vibrant economies but also appeared in smaller cities where it often impacted areas with the most amenities near central business districts. ... read more »
Is There More to Teaching and Learning Than Testing?
May 2, 2019
In order for education to capitalize on the strengths and talents of learners and the skills and professionalism of their teachers, what kinds of additional progress measures might be employed? ... read more »
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Welcoming Immigrants Keeps America Great
July 20, 2017
Since our founding, our country has struggled with discrimination and inequality. ... read more »
Inequality and Discrimination in Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Health
August 10, 2016
Recently, it was brought to my attention that two communities facing similar environmental stressors were treated very differently by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). In Maywood, the Southeast community suffered as a toxic magnesium explosion terrorized the neighborhood. In Porter Ranch, the suburban community was afflicted by a gas leak. Though both regions were exposed to extreme environmental hazards, the DPH gave significantly more attention to the latter community, creating a large disparity between the assistance each community was provided. ... read more »
The Color of Wealth in a City of Angels
April 1, 2016
Economist Thomas Piketty, the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, recently observed that the level of inequality in the United States — for those who work for a living — “is probably higher than in any other society, at any time in the past, anywhere in the world.” ... read more »
State Sen. Holly Mitchell Holds Public Hearing on Women and Inequality
November 12, 2015
Sen. Bob Huff and Sen. Holly J. Mitchell listen to testimony delivered by community stakeholders and advocates regarding homelessness, sex trafficking and foster care of homeless and exploited women at a “Women and Inequality; ... read more »
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