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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Freedom Now Project: Images from the Summer of 1963, Farmville, Va.

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,History,Virginia Issues

Introduces a series of photos from 1963 civil rights protests in Farmville, Virginia on behalf of desegregating restaurants and movie theaters.  Contains link to photo display on Flickr.  From Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries


Expansive Survey of America’s Public Schools Reveals Troubling Racial Disparities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines

Press release on outcome of first collection of data from all public schools and school districts since 2000.  Reveals racial disparities in access to pre-school and to advanced courses, and in school disciplinary actions.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Civil Rights Data Collection: Data Snapshot: School Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

Reports on disparities in school suspensions by race/ethnicity and gender for students as young as preschool age.  Black students are suspended at a rate three times greater than white students and black students in preschool programs, though representing only 18% of enrollment, received 48% of multiple out-of-school suspensions.  From the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education


Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) 2012 Highlights

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Provides estimates of the population without health insurance coverage by demographic and income-to-poverty characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Presidential Memorandum: Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Youth

Describes presidential initiative to improve opportunities for youth of color by tracking indicators of life outcomes on a website, developing federal proposals that will enhance positive outcomes, and creating a public portal to disseminate successful programs and practices.  From the White House


African Americans: Description of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Participation and Benefit Levels Using the American Community Survey

Categories: African Americans,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Documents the demographic and economic characteristics of African American OASDI and SSI beneficiaries.  Compares African American participants with overall participants in three age distributions.  From the Social Security Administration


The Economic Status of Women of Color: A Snapshot

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Provides information on Black, Hispanic, and Asian working women especially with regard to income, employment, educational attainment, poverty, and the gender wage gap.   From the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor


Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013

Provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.  Covers 6 topical areas: enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, academic employment, and disability.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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