Economic Inequality

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Marginalized People and Income Inequality

Income inequality is a key form of marginalization within the kyriarchy: every marginalized group is affected.

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AL Law Allows Sheriffs to Profit from Funds Intended for Feeding Inmates

In March 2018 national reporting revealed that Alabama law allows local sheriffs to “keep and retain” leftover funds intended for feeding inmates in county jails.

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US President's Budget Deprioritizes Poverty

US President’s budget, released in February 2018, calls for cuts of 14 percent to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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UN Representative Described Homeless Conditions in CA City as ‘Systemically Cruel’

In January 2018 a representative from the United Nations described the conditions of homeless people in one California city as "systemically cruel.”

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Billionaire Business Owner Closes Two Businesses After Employees Vote to Unionize

In November 2017 the billionaire owner of several media outlets abruptly shut down the websites of two New York entities one week after employees voted to unionize.

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UN Report Notes Extreme Poverty In Alabama

In December 2017 the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights found a shocking degree of poverty is parts of rural Alabama.

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WI Voters Deterred by Voter ID Law

In September 2017 a study in Wisconsin found that voter ID laws in the state potentially deterred nearly 17,000 individuals from voting.

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MS Mother Denied Access to Child Over Unpaid Court Fees

In October 2017 it was reveled that a Mississippi judge had prevented a woman from seeing her young child for more than a year over unpaid court fees.

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