Commentary: California’s two-tier society Sacramento BeeCalifornia is an economic powerhouse, but its staggering economic inequality continues to grow. Many people are being left behind in this two-tiered society, …
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Bay Area Gentrification Displacing Communities of Color
Alma Blackwell was born and raised in West Oakland but after years of intense gentrification followed by waves of displacement, she barely recognizes her old neighborhood. “There’s almost no one left,” Blackwell said of her former neighbors and friends, many of whom were forced out by skyrocketing rents. “We see rent increases but folks’ wages aren’t increasing, and we see folks having to work two or three jobs to make ends meet,” said Blackwell, who three years ago moved to Oakland’s Allenda...
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Police used force against people of color most often in Contra Costa and Solano counties during the 2016-17 period, according to the Bay Area Equity Atlas. Five out of every 100,000 people of color were subjected to acts of force by police, both fatal and non-fatal, in each county, the highest in the region, Atlas researchers found. The Bay Area Equity Atlas is a repository of data focused on quantifying racial and economic inequality in the region. San Francisco and Marin counties had the lo...
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California an economic giant with the nation’s highest poverty – The Mercury News
As California’s socioeconomic gap widens, its two-tier society is also becoming more obvious.
Urban Amenities Lure the Rich. Income Inequality Follows
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StubHub president: Big tech 'absolutely' has a role to play in addressing wealth inequality https://finance.yahoo.com/news/stubhub-sukhinder-singh-cassidy-wealth-inequality-131809018.html
Big tech 'absolutely' has a role to play in addressing wealth inequality
StubHub president Sukhinder Singh Cassidy said on "Influencers with Andy Serwer,” that big tech “absolutely” has a role to play in wealth inequality.
Two-thirds of applicants are white and about 60 percent are males. By comparison, just 13 percent are Latinos, even though they are California's largest ethnic group. http://ow.ly/sGhy50vgyGh http://ow.ly/sGhy50vgyGh White Men Are The Biggest Group Applying To Redraw California's Voting Maps Fourteen seats are up for grabs on a panel to decide election districts. In a state known for its diversity, the applicant pool is 60% male and two-thir... laist.com
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State demographers anticipate California's population will cross the 40 million mark this fall. @ByJudyLin and @adriarwatson explain who's coming, who's going, where we're from, and what the next generation of Californians will look like.https://bit.ly/2KcMx50 California migration: The story of 40 million | CalMatters California's population is about to hit 40 million. Here's who we are, where we're going and why the census is so important to us. calmatters.org
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California Latinos still face huge economic roadblocks. http://ow.ly/ppvs50uZpde http://ow.ly/ppvs50uZpde Despite A Growing Latino Middle Class, California Families Face Hurdles Getting There Despite rising incomes and lower poverty rate for Latinos, many California families struggle. kpbs.org
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