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Baby Bonds, Cash Bail, & Cyclical Inequality

A Plan to Remedy Economic Inequality  While income inequality is more often discussed, the wealth gap can often be an equally large impediment to our populations who have unfairly suffered systemic issues in the past leading to wealth accumulation: from getting loans to start a business, rent a house, and go to college. Furthermore, the country’s focus on income has often led to a neglect … Continue reading Baby Bonds, Cash Bail, & Cyclical Inequality

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US Slavery Ended in 1942

US Slavery Ended in 1942 You may remember from history class that after the Union defeated the Confederacy in the United States Civil War, the 13th Amendment was passed, banning slavery, and freeing millions of southern blacks from involuntary servitude. And you understand that one doesn’t simply emerge from slavery to a lucrative career, but in 153 years, future generations should have been able to … Continue reading US Slavery Ended in 1942

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Why HUD Matters: Desegregating Cities

Why HUD Matters: Desegregating Cities Imagine that as a child, you’re in an ice cream store with siblings. Your parents offer to pay for half of your sister’s ice cream, but you have to buy your own with allowance. Unfortunately, your allowance alone was not enough to cover the ice cream; and even if it was, the store says it refuses to take coins– it … Continue reading Why HUD Matters: Desegregating Cities