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Report: Inequality remains 50 years after Kerner Report

Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the U.S. as the country remains segregated along racial lines and child poverty worsens, says a study examining the nation 50 years after the release of the landmark 1968 Kerner Report.

The new report released Tuesday blames U.S. policymakers and elected officials, saying they're not doing enough to heed the warning on deepening poverty and inequality as highlighted by the Kerner Commission a half-century ago, and it lists a number of areas where the country has seen "a lack of or reversal of progress."

"Racial and ethnic inequality is growing worse. We're resegregating our housing and schools again," former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma, a co-editor of the new report and last surviving member of the original Kerner Commission created by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967. "There are few more people who are poor now than was true 50 years ago. Inequality of income is worse."

The new study titled "Healing Our Divided Society: Investing in America Fifty Years After the Kerner Report" says the percentage of people living in deep poverty — less than half of the federal poverty level — has increased since 1975. About 46 percent of people living in poverty in 2016 were classified as living in deep poverty — 16 percentage points higher than in 1975.

Much more: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article202307464.html

In this July 15, 1967, file photo, a National Guard officer passes the smashed window of a black-owned flower shop in riot-torn Newark, N.J., after a night of looting and violence. The small sign in window reads, "Please!! Negro-Owned Business." Former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission, says he remains haunted that the panel's recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted, but he is hopeful they will be one day. He strongly feels that poverty and structural racism still enflame racial tensions even as the United States becomes more diverse. (AP Photo, File)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Feb 27, 2018, 02:33 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Conservatives Blame Everything but Guns for the Parkland Shooting

Dozens of companies drop their discount deals with the NRA, and conservatives rail against the Florida sheriff who ignored warnings about the Parkland shooter.

Australian Students Stick it to Martin Shkreli

Ronny Chieng finds out how students and scientists are responding to pharmaceutical heads like Martin Shkreli who hike the prices of life-saving prescription drugs.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 11:56 PM (0 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump, Parkland and the #NeverAgain Movement: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and how the #NeverAgain movement continues to put pressure on Republicans and the NRA.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 10:36 PM (6 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Italian Election

Italy is in the throes of a turbulent race to elect a new prime minister. John Oliver discusses the colorful contenders and introduces an equally ridiculous candidate.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Feb 26, 2018, 02:44 AM (5 replies)

The Daily Show - Gun Control vs. Porn Control: Florida Takes On the Wrong Kind of Mass Shooting

As survivors of the Parkland school shooting head to the Florida statehouse to rally for gun control, lawmakers instead prioritize legislation on porn instead.

Between the Scenes - The Parkland Survivors Want to See the Manager

Trevor applauds the Parkland survivors for refusing to take no as an answer.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Feb 24, 2018, 01:30 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/22/18

Trump Wants More Guns In Schools

President Trump extemporaneously offered some logic-free theories on schools being gun-free zones.

Stephen Asks God's Stance On The NRA

Stephen looks to the big man upstairs if there are metal detectors at the golden gates.

The Dossier Interviews The Democratic Memo

The never-before-seen Democratic rebuttal to the Nunes memo makes its first public appearance to answer some questions from the Steele dossier.

Meet The School Teacher Ready For Her Gun

This teacher is ready to give us all an education. . . in gunslinging.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 04:17 AM (3 replies)

The Daily Show: Marco Rubio and President Trump Stumble Through Gun Control Debates

Parents and student survivors of the Parkland school shooting call out Marco Rubio's NRA donations at a CNN town hall, and President Trump proposes questionable gun control.

Between the Scenes - The Problem With Blaming Gun Violence on Video Games

Even video games don’t let you have more than three guns at a time.

How to Make People Care About the Great Lakes

Michael Kosta sits down with "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes" author Dan Egan to learn how the environmental decline of the Great Lakes threatens the world's ecosystem.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 12:25 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 2/21/18

The Kids From Florida Aren't Acting

Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are demanding to be taken seriously, while far-right adults are devising conspiracy theories to undermine them.

Stephen Points Out Obama's Parting Gift To Trump

Stephen takes a look at President Trump wild claims and the parting gift Obama left Trump before departing the Oval Office.

Stephen's Covetton House Wants To Fill Your Cavity With Wellness

With Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop rolling out a coffee enema, Stephen's Covetton House 'one-ups' her by offering a product to stick 'one up' his customers' behinds.

Donald Trump Jr.'s Bollywood Debut: 'The Dance Of The Greasy Son'

The President's son went all the way to India to improve his understanding of a people very foreign to him: the poor.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 04:00 AM (0 replies)

The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper: Carly Novell & Delaney Tarr - Reforming Gun Laws with #NeverAgain

Students Carly Novell and Delaney Tarr, survivors of the high school mass shooting in Parkland, FL, discuss their call for common-sense gun control legislation in the U.S.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 12:54 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Conservatives Attack Parkland Survivors Once Again

As student survivors of the Parkland school shooting speak out about gun control, conservatives question the legitimacy of the Florida teens.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 12:43 AM (0 replies)
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