Economic Injustice

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is antithetical to democracy and the United States Constitution, and it has no place in American government.

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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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Research Shows Race Is a Bigger Factor than Class in Wealth Gaps

Research published in March 2018 found large wealth gaps between white and black men.

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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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HUD Removes Citizen Protections from New Mission Statement

A March 2018 memo reveals that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development is removing sustainability, consumer protection, and anti-discrimination from its mission statement.

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New Report Finds that Racial Justice Gains Have Stalled or Reversed

A report released in February 2018, the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, found that gains on poverty and racial justice have been stalled or reversed.

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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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People of Color and Poor People are Disproportionately Affected by Higher Bail

In December 2017 a report on groups that bail poor people out of jail noted an increase in higher bail amounts in recent years, as well as bail amounts forcing poor people to stay in jail before their court date.

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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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Voter Suppression Reported in Alabama

In December 2017 the NAACP received reports of voter suppression during a special election for a senate race in Alabama.

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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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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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LA Supreme Court Denied Appeal to Black Man

In October 2017 the Supreme Court of Louisiana denied a man’s right to appeal for a lack of a lawyer because, they said, his request for lawyer during interrogation was ambiguous.

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NY Clubs Discriminated Against Dark Skinned Strippers

In October 2017 dark skinned New York strippers went on strike protesting discrimination within the clubs in which they work.

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Cereal Box Art Included Racist Imagery

In October 2017 a major cereal company released a box of cereal with artwork in which the cereal was represented as characters at a mall, and only one of the characters had darker skin and was portrayed as a janitor.

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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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