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Yawning Opportunity Gap for Our Kids Because We Don't View Them All As Ours

A recently-published book by Professor Robert Putnam warns that the American Dream is in crisis. We’ve had ample evidence of the symptoms for some time. But the fundamental issues Putnam raises seem to me more relevant than ever. 1,076 more words

Race/Ethnicity Gaps

Election Rigged, But Not As He Says

I’m thinking, as I’m sure you all are, about the election. Hard, in fact, to think about anything else today. This much we know. It’s rigged, though not as one prospective sore loser has said. 758 more words

Race/Ethnicity Gaps

Total DC Poverty Rate Ticks Down Again (Barely). Rates for Blacks Rise.

CORRECTION: The overall poverty rate change for DC falls within the margin of error. A preview table I saw indicated it didn’t. But I should have verified. 959 more words

District Of Columbia

Income Growth Did a Lot to Push Poverty Rates Down

I think my quick-off-the-dime post on the new official poverty rates didn’t give enough credit to household income increases as a reason they virtually all declined. 704 more words

Wages & Benefits

U.S. Poverty Rate Slides Down

The Census Bureau has just reported that 13.5% of people in the U.S. — about 43.1 million — were officially poor last year. One wouldn’t pop a champagne cork over numbers like these. 502 more words