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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:39 PM
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Minding the Gap a little tidbit of racial inequality to think about
The Chicago Sun-Times tells us about a Hull House Report entitled, "Minding the Gap: An Assessment of Racial Disparity in Metropolitan Chicago. According to the Sun-Times, "the report describes two completely different cities, documenting disparities in income, education, housing, transportation, health, and safety."

According to the Hull House report researched by Loyola University, it will take 200 years for the gulf that separates black quality of life from white quality of life to close entirely.

One example cited in the report: "Whites are 125% more likely to use marijuana than blacks; 181% more likely to use cocaine; 431% more likely to use inhalants; 516% more likely to use LSD. And yet blacks account for 79% of all drug arrests."

http://www.hullhouse.org/gap/
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:38 PM
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:23 PM
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3. What a surprise!
NOT.
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MissMarple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:46 PM
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4. Shades of Jane Addams.
"Nothing so deadens the sympathies and shrivels the power of enjoyment as the persistent keeping away from the great opportunities for helpfulness and a continual ignoring of the starvation struggle which makes up the life of at least half the race. To shut ones self away from that half of the race life is to shut ones self away from the most vital part of it; it is to live out but half the humanity to which we have been born heir."

ATTRIBUTION: Jane Addams (18601935), U.S. social worker and social reformer. Twenty Years at Hull-House, ch. 6 (1910).

Same war, but a different day.


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