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Historian Richard Rothstein studies residential segregation in America. His conclusion: "federal, state and local governments purposely created racial boundaries in these cities."

Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos

Richard Rothstein writes that recent unrest in Baltimore is the legacy of a century of federal, state and local policies designed to "quarantine Baltimore's black population in isolated slums.

In Baltimore in 1910, a black Yale law school graduate purchased a home in a previously all-white neighborhood. The Baltimore city government reacted by adopting a residential segregation ordinance, restricting African Americans to designated blocks. Explaining the policy, Baltimore’s mayor proclaimed, “Blacks should be quarantined in isolated slums in order to reduce the incidence of …

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation

Opinion | Racial Penalties in Baltimore Mortgages - The New York Times

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Opinion | Racial Penalties in Baltimore Mortgages - The New York Times

#StudentPerspective #UnequalOpportunities This article was written by a student at the University of Wisconsin.  He talks about some of his own experiences with racial inequality in high school education (less foreign language, no band, no study abroad).  He also talks about racial inequality in eduction in Wisconsin as a whole and residential segregation in "the most segregated city in America," Milwuakee.  The residential segregation is an example of de facto segregation that...

Unequal education is an important aspect of our country’s glaring racial disparities. And somehow, the situation is even worse in the state of Wisconsin than in the rest of the nation.

Justice Department to Release Blistering Report of Racial Bias by Baltimore Police - The New York Times

Investigators found that African-American residents were often stopped or arrested without legal justification.

Map: States with universal background checks on gun purchases

Here's Where Gun Laws Stand In Your State

Federal action on gun laws is unlikely. President Obama has again called for state and local governments to tighten them. Here's what those laws look like where you live.

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“Move away from the liquor store. This was repeated one night last summer by a Baltimore policeman high above in a helicopter to a mostly […]

(MEMORY OF THE CAMPS) *  In Mapping the Holocaust, a Horrifying Lesson in Nazi “Paths to Persecution

In Mapping the Holocaust, a Horrifying Lesson in Nazi "Paths to Persecution"

In Mapping the Holocaust, a Horrifying Lesson in Nazi “Paths to Persecution” - PBS

#Danville made the list     ACROSS CALIFORNIA – A new analysis has ranked the 100 safest cities in America and ten cities in California made the list.  http://qoo.ly/mct39

10 Calif. Cities Are Among 'Safest Cities In America'

#Danville made the list ACROSS CALIFORNIA – A new analysis has ranked the 100 safest cities in America and ten cities in California made the list. http://qoo.ly/mct39

abandoned baltimore1 The Road Less Travelled: Abandoned Streets and Overgrown Avenues

Abandoned Streets and Overgrown Avenues

Abandoned Baltimore - The Road Less Travelled: Abandoned Streets and Overgrown Avenues

Race Forward’s Clocking-In project is an innovative, interactive, multi-media tool that shows racial and gender inequities in the restaurant, retail, and domestic industries.

An Interactive Multimedia tool that highlights racial and gender inequities in the restaurant, retail, and domestic industries - from RaceForward

This article describes the game Government in Action, which lets players serve as members of Congress. This would be highly beneficial for an AP Government course.  It is not available yet--and may be only available to colleges. FOR LATER EVALUATION.

Game for students aims to make Congress serious fun

Game for students aims to make Congress serious fun (CNN)

How government policy created ghettos, according to one historian

Many black people still live in segregated ghettos in the country's metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, says those ghettos didn't happen by accident.

If current economic trends continue, the average black household will need 228…

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today

If current economic trends continue, the average black household will need 228 years to accumulate as much wealth as their white counterparts hold today. For the average Latino family, it will take 84 years.

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