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1. Affirmative Action: What Do We Know? (external link)
Abstract: This paper examines the research evidence on the benefits and costs of Affirmative Action, both for its intended beneficiaries and for society more broadly.
Resource Type: Article

2. African American Women Work More, Earn Less: New Census Data Show Economic and Educational Status of African American Women Stil (external link)
Abstract: Despite recent news stories implying the contrary, on most measures of economic status, U.S. Census Bureau data show that African American women are worse off than white women. This holds true when comparing the median earnings of white and African American full-time, full-year workers at every education level, and when comparing poverty rates and unemployment rates for the two groups.
Resource Type: Article

3. And Justice For Some (external link)
Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the Juvenile Justice system, looking especially at the racial disparities of the young people caught up in it.
Resource Type: Article

4. Being Black, Living in The Red (external link)
Abstract: Being Black, Living in the Red demonstrates that many differences between blacks and whites stem not from race but from economic inequalities that have accumulated over the course of American history. Property ownership--as measured by net worth--reflects this legacy of economic oppression. The racial discrepancy in wealth holdings leads to advantages for whites in the form of better schools, more desirable residences, higher wages, and more opportunities to save, invest, and thereby further their economic advantages.
Resource Type: Book

5. Black Disenfranchisement by State in 2000 (internal link)
Resource Type: Graphs/Charts

6. Black Voter Disenfranchisement (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

7. Cheaters Monopoly (internal link)
Abstract: A satirical article that discusses how the game of Monopoly could be recreated with new rules based on oppression of people of color and Native Americans by white people.
Resource Type: Article

8. Comparing Disparities in Race-Based Incarceration Rates (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

9. Connecting Community, Critical, and Classical Knowledge in Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice (internal link)
Abstract: In this article, Gutstein describes conceptually, and gives an example of, an aspect of teaching mathematics for Social Justice - teachers' attempts to connect three forms of knowledge: community, critical, and classical.
Resource Type: Article

10. Death Penalty Information Center (external link)
Abstract: This site contains a tremendous amount of information on the Death Penalty in the US, and includes publications, fact sheets, data sets, and links to other useful resources.
Resource Type: Website

11. Discrimination in Education Financing (internal link)
Abstract: This article looks at the discrimination in education funding within African American communities. It discusses various causes for the lack of financial support, as well as remedies for this problem.
Resource Type: Article

12. Driving While Black: Racial Profiling on our Nations Highways (external link)
Abstract: A short paper from the ACLU about the prevalence of racial profiling of drivers, some of the legal/policy issues behind this issue, as well as stories and examples of where and why this problem occurs
Resource Type: Article

13. Dropout Rates for 16 - 24 year-olds by Race and Ethnicity, 1972 - 2002 (internal link)
Abstract: This chart summarizes data on dropout rates for 16 - 24 year-olds between 1972-2002, and contains data for overall rates as well as those for Black, White, and Hispanic students
Resource Type: Chart

14. Essential Facts About the Victims of Hurricane Katrina (external link)
Abstract: This paper provides essential facts about victims of Hurricane Katrina, highlighting the difficult conditions most victims faced long before the storm even arrived
Resource Type: Article

15. Factsheet: Crime, Race, and Juvenile Justice Policy in Perspective (external link)
Abstract: An overview of facts and data about the Juvenile Justice System, including the demographics of youth in the system and the widespread racial disparities between them and the general population
Resource Type: Website

16. High Cost of Credit: Disparities of High-Cost Loans to Minorities (external link)
Abstract: This article and website contain a report, maps, and data on the disparity of high-cost loans to minorities throughout the U.S.
Resource Type: Article

17. Math, Maps, and Misrepresentation (external link)
Abstract: A goal of the map project was for students to use mathematics to analyze diverse map projections and to raise questions about what the various maps showed - and why. This article discusses this unit and reflections on it.
Resource Type: Article

18. New York State of Mind: Higher Education vs. Prison Spending in the Empire State, 1988 - 1998 (internal link)
Abstract: This short but powerful report compares funding on education and prisons in NY State.
Resource Type: Article, Data

19. Paying More for the American Dream: A Multi-State Analysis of Higher Cost Home Purchase Lending (external link)
Abstract: An analysis of 2005 federal mortgage lending data shows that African American and Latino borrowers remain much more likely to pay more for their home purchase loans than white borrowers. This report examines the cost of borrowing in six metropolitan areas in the United States, and confirms that large disparities remain in the pricing of home purchase loans.
Resource Type: Article

20. Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn (internal link)
Abstract: Looking at new scholarly analysis, this article reports that Black men in this country are facing an even more dire situation than is commonly cited by employment and education statistics.
Resource Type: Article

21. Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the United States (internal link)
Abstract: This article examines the enormous costs of imprisoning drug offenders in the U.S. It also examines how issues of race and class are central in terms of who is being incarcerated. Includes both National and State specific data.
Resource Type: Article

22. Prison Sucks - Statistics and Data (external link)
Abstract: Prisonsucks.com is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. Includes up-to-date information on the number of people incarcerated by race, gender and age; the economics of the prison industry; treatement of prisoners, mandatory minimums, etc.
Resource Type: Website

23. Race and Police Searches (internal link)
Resource Type: Graphs/Charts

24. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Student Version) (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

25. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

26. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 2 (Student Version) (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

27. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 2 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

28. State Of The Dream 2005: (external link)
Abstract: This second annual report points out that today’s Ownership Society disowns too many Americans along racial lines. This report also offers a range of federal strategies, the community empowerment programs needed to bring them to life, and the tax policies needed to fund them.
Resource Type: Article

29. The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the Racial Wealth Divide (external link)
Abstract: Why does the median family of color have less than a dime for every white dollar? The Color of Wealth exposes how people of color have been barred from government wealth-building programs benefiting white Americans. This uniquely multicultural economic history covers the asset-building stories of Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans.
Resource Type: Book

30. The Education Trust (external link)
Abstract: The Education Trust provides advocacy, analysis, research, data, and assistance to close the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color. The Education Trust also has three interactive data tools, Education Watch Online, Dispelling the Myth Online, and College Results Online.
Resource Type: Website

31. The Race of Baseball All-Stars (internal link)
Abstract: In this unit, students will examine baseball statistics and decide whether race played a part in All-Star Voting. They will use graphs and data analysis to model real world problems, and will use logic and deductive reasoning to draw conclusions from their data.
Resource Type: Curriculum

32. The Sentencing Project (external link)
Abstract: promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime. It is a nationally recognized source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information. Its reports, publications, and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media.
Resource Type: Website

33. Understanding Military Recruitment in New York (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum

34. Who Does the Lottery Benefit? (internal link)
Abstract: The goal of this lesson is that students consider some of the arguments against the lottery and how it functions as a regressive tax. The mathematics involved include combinations, permutations, and probability.
Resource Type: Curriculum

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