Tag: race

California’s Justice System Numbers Show a Big Problem When It Comes to Race

VICE News is closely watching policing in America. Check out the Officer Involved blog here. California made public a trove of data on Wednesday that shows striking racial imbalances in the state’s justice system, particularly regarding disproportionate rates of black people being

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Where Police Don’t Mirror Communities and Why It Matters

For years, the Irving, Texas, Police Department has worked to become more diverse. Recruiters have traveled to predominately black and Latino colleges across the state, attended cultural events and forged relationships with high schools to pitch students on law enforcement

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Where are Chicago’s poor white neighborhoods?

(WBEZ/Logan Jaffe) Editor’s note: We’re considering additional coverage for this story and we’d like to know which follow-up questions about concentrated white poverty most interest you. Examples: How does Chicago compare to other Midwestern cities? How does this apply to

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Place, Opportunity, and the Sharing Economy: #GoodReads from the Innovation Teams

Innovation Team members shared several articles on the intersection of place and opportunity in this week’s round of #GoodReads. As President Obama noted in his remarks following the announcement of a recent rule regarding fair housing, “In this country, of

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