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  • Montclair pretty much the most unequal place in NJ

    05/07/2017 12:31:31 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    New Jersey Real Estate Report ^ | February 19, 2017 | grim
    Haven’t gotten a chance to post this one, but it needs to be posted. From the Star Ledger: How every town in N.J. rates on income inequality Despite what Montclair wants you to believe, outside of the typical wealth enclaves like Saddle River, Far Hills, Deal and the like, Montclair ranks as pretty much the most unequal large town in New Jersey. There are few towns in NJ that show such a blatantly obvious amount of geographic segregation as Montclair, less than 1 mile separates some of the wealthiest residents of NJ from some of it’s poorest.
  • Why South Africa is Still the Most Unequal Country on the Planet

    04/29/2017 8:18:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 56 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    After the ending of Apartheid, South Africa looked set to become the driving force of the African continent. It had the developed world’s support behind it, popular support from almost everyone, and yet it has sunk to the very bottom of the world’s equality rankings (in terms of economic disparity). And it’s not only economically that South Africa is struggling. Political corruption is rife, violence is high, and the threat of insurrection is never far away. When the charismatic Mandela came to power as the head of the African National Congress (ANC, the present ruling party), many in the Western...
  • 2016 United States Presidential Election Results

    11/12/2016 12:22:31 AM PST · by Az Joe · 45 replies
    As of 3am ET 11-12-16 (2012 Romney 60,934,407) (2008 McCain 59,950,323) Donald J. Trump 60,466,472 Hillary Clinton 61,127,013 Gary Johnson 4,176,643 Dr. Jill Stein 1,261,604 Evan McMullin 490,260 Total 128,508,622
  • 9-9-9 = Freedom

    10/26/2011 5:05:45 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies ^ | 10//26/11 | bray
    Everyone with me sends you greetings. Greet those who LOVE us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Titus 3:15 The establishments of both Parties hate the Cain 9-9-9 plan so it must be a great program and it is. The main benefit of this plan is the elimination of the IRS which will turn tax preparation into a breeze. There will essentially be one deduction for most people which will be for charity and all others will be eliminated and then taxed at 9%. The IRS is the primary institution in the District of Corruption that enslaves the...
  • PJM Exclusive: Unequal Law Enforcement Reigns at Obama’s DOJ (UPDATED: Adams Discusses this Article

    07/02/2010 7:52:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    PJM ^ | 7/2/10 | Christian Adams
    Soon after his confirmation, Attorney General Eric Holder labeled us a nation of cowards, a people supposedly unwilling or afraid to discuss race. Based on my experience as an attorney at the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, Holder has far more to fear from that discussion than do the rest of us. If we had that frank, truthful discussion about race, we’d learn that the Obama administration doesn’t believe some civil rights laws protect every American. The Bush Civil Rights Division was willing to protect all Americans from racial discrimination; during the Obama years, the Holder years, only...
  • Florida School Board Sued for Unequal Education

    11/20/2005 7:05:53 AM PST · by pleikumud · 79 replies · 1,314+ views ^ | 11/18/2005
    Florida School Board Sued for Unequal Education Friday, November 18, 2005 PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A first-of-its-kind class-action lawsuit in Pinellas County, Fla., could force the local school board to reveal how it teaches and disciplines its 20,000 black students, who struggle academically in disproportionate numbers to students of other races. "Public education, to me personally, is specifically set up to dumb us down," said William Crowley, who filed the lawsuit. Click in the video box to the right to watch a report by FOX News' Orlando Salinas. Crowley said the white-run school system allowed his son to fall behind....
  • Slavery and North Carolina

    04/14/2005 6:40:24 AM PDT · by Flint · 60 replies · 1,511+ views
    News & Record, Greensboro, NC. ^ | 14Apr05 | Mark Brinker
    RALEIGH -- Companies seeking state contracts would have to examine their pasts under a bill approved by a House committee Wednesday. The measure would require companies to determine whether they profited from the 19th-century slave trade in the United States. Democratic Reps. Earl Jones of Greensboro and Larry Womble of Winston-Salem championed the bill. If it became law, companies would have to submit an affidavit stating their research findings but would not have to take specific steps if they should find they profited from slavery.
  • Confederate flag in yearbook doesn't sit well with parents

    09/23/2004 11:49:10 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 68 replies · 1,821+ views
    Tally Dem ^ | Sep. 15, 2004 | Kim McCoy Vann
    Cyndy Stewart said she was shocked when her son showed her a symbol that "sanctions intolerance" in his SAIL High School yearbook. The page included a Confederate flag and the phrases: "Long Live General Lee. Redneck and Proud!! The South Will Rise!!" Stewart said it's "defeating and condescending" to students of color and sends a bad message to all students regardless of race.She and another parent asked the School Board on Tuesday to create stricter policies on offensive materials in student publications."It's 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education," said Stewart, who teaches school in Georgia. "It doesn't make...
  • Epiphany of a Patriot

    03/06/2005 6:47:28 AM PST · by nhman1 · 79 replies · 1,870+ views
    One Disenfranchised and Disgusted Ex-Patriot | March 6th, 2005 | Marc Snider
    I used to be a patriot. I still remember driving to work in a surreal fog on the morning of 9/11, awash in the emotion and pain of my recent separation from my ex-wife, ex step-daughter, and daughter. I was aghast when I heard the radio broadcast relaying that a plane had hit the WTC, and then further shocked still when the second impact was reported. I would alternate between extreme sadness for the victims and rage toward the perpetrators in the days that followed those heinous events, though the pain I felt I was sharing with the American community...
  • Facing challenges at school (AP classes are racist)

    01/29/2004 1:42:03 PM PST · by Phantom Lord · 79 replies · 885+ views
    The Raleigh News-Observer ^ | 1/29/04 | Rick Martinez
    Facing challenges at school RALEIGH--Sometimes the elusive quest for equality gets in the way of meaningful progress for minorities. The latest example is the educational theory of "differentiation" as adopted by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district. Under differentiation, students of all abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds are taught in the same classroom in order to provide equal access to quality instruction for all. While that sounds great in theory, in practice differentiation has a dark side that impedes achievement and limits opportunity. Consider the scenario that's playing out now. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board voted to eliminate advanced language arts courses...
  • Single Guys Paying for Everything

    01/28/2003 7:17:20 PM PST · by Mocha_Man · 185 replies · 884+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 28 Jan 2003 | Alex Johnson
    To all families of 4 making 40k a year: From MSNBC "The president called on Congress to make years of projected tax cuts effective immediately, saying that a family of four with an income of $40,000 would see its federal tax bill fall from $1,178 a year to just $45." Swell, so that means that the costs of running this society are in the hands of the single people? This is typical. I believe we should all share in running this place together, but this seems quite unfair. What logic comes up a plan that penalizes someone who has worked...