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VIDEO: The Disturbing History of the Suburbs via Adam Ruins Everything

October 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a way to explain the long lasting effects of systemic racism (at least in terms of housing and poverty), watch the Adam Ruins Everything episode clip on REDLINING. I like to remind kids that when talking about race, the purpose is not to make someone feel guilty and implicit, it is to make people understand the roots of socio-economic disparities, and to see how white-privilage already places some at an advantage even before they are born. [...]

NEWS via TheAtlanticCities.com: America’s 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods

March 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

America’s 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods RICHARD FLORIDA MAR 13, 2014 Carolyn Williams/Flickr America’s “one percent” are a privileged bunch. It takes an adjusted gross income of almost $400,000 to be counted among those who make up the country’s top earners. Together, the top 1 percent account for nearly 20 percent of reported taxable income in the U.S. Overall, the one percent are heavily concentrated along the East and West Coasts. And despite all the talk about gentrification and the movement of the uber-affluent back to the cities, their numbers are overwhelmingly concentrated in the upscale suburbs of America’s increasingly bicoastal economy – places like Greenwich, Connecticut; Bethesda and Potomac, Maryland; Coral Gables, Florida; and Newport Beach, California. Eighteen neighborhoods have average incomes of more than $500,000. These are the location patterns of America’s super rich that geographer Stephen Higley has documented in a new [...]
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