Wealth inequality

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Socially Liberal but Fiscally Conservative

The 'socially liberal but fiscally conservative' position is a part of the kyriarchy. Equality requires investment.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: A Morality Based in Power

Christian superiority, the patriarchy, and the concept of law and order can often seem hypocritical. But when one's morality is based in power, any justification of control is valid.

Read more...

New FL Policy Will Keep Inmates Far From Family

In September 2018 Florida state prisons announced a new plan to incarcerate inmates in counties away from their home counties.

Read more...

Chicago Police Baited Low Income Black Residents to Theft Charges

In August 2018 Chicago police participated in a sting using a bait truck filled with expensive shoes in a low income predominately black neighborhood.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: Marginalized People and Income Inequality

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

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Marginalization of Black Neighborhoods

For Black History Month, we explore the marginalization of black neighborhoods.

Read more...

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.”

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

2017 Anti-LGBTQ Violence Significantly Outpaced Previous Year

An August 2017 report from an LGBTQ advocacy group found that LGBTQ hate violence resulting in homicide in 2017 significantly outpaced those in 2016.

Read more...

Black Women Face Higher Barriers to Advancement

According to a June 2017 advocacy organization’s report, black women in the United States face structural barriers to advancement of all sorts.

Read more...