Racial and Class Isolation in Four School Districts

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Given our on-going discussion of concentrated poverty and education reform, I thought you would find this study interesting.  It examines four school districts each with a different method of assigning students to schools and the effects of those policies on … Continue reading

RVA Makes National News: “Richmond Awaits a Bold Antipoverty Plan”

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From the New York Times By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS Published: October 14, 2013 Mayor Dwight C. Jones, in his second term, has set an ambitious agenda in Richmond, Va., which has a poverty rate of 26.3 percent. Many Richmond residents live … Continue reading

Mapping RVA: Racial Separation and Concentrated Poverty in Richmond (Part 2 of 3)

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HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) has done a series of reports on housing and opportunities for social mobility, and these reports contain terrific maps illustrating some of the themes we’ve been talking about (and some more sophisticated than what Social … Continue reading

Minimising the Condescention of a College-age Temp.

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Posted by: mike903 | April 7, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/minimising-the-condescention-of-a-college-age-temp/ The Youth Life foundation has some large obstacles to overcome in order to create a welcoming and safe atmosphere. Racial and class differences exist between the older volunteers and the younger students. On top of … Continue reading

Gang Initiation vs. Fraternal Hazing

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/gang-initiation-vs-fraternal-hazing/ Ok, so there is a lot of literature out there about subconscious racism and racism built into our thought processes, i.e. “white lies” and “the black market”- most recently this was argued by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva … Continue reading

First day at Overby-Sheppard

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Posted by: lorag19 | February 10, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/first-day-at-overby-sheppard/ Friday was a day of firsts for me. Friday was my first day volunteering at Overby-Sheppard Elementary School. Friday was my first day seeing the area of Highland Park. Friday was the first time since … Continue reading