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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony and Reports. State of Missouri v. DarrenWilson

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice

http://purl.stanford.edu/yn530ms1593

Some seventy documents from the investigation into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014.  The documents, including witness testimony and the autopsy report, were released to the public after the grand jury decided not to indict Mr. Wilson and made available by the  Stanford University Libraries Digital Repository

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/digest/nsf15311-digest.pdf

Covers enrollment, field of degree, occupation, employment status, and academic employment of women, minorities, and disabled people in science and engineering fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Felons and the Right to Vote in Virginia: A Historical Overview

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Virginia%20News%20Letter%202015%20Vol.%2091%20No%201.pdf

Traces the historical origins of voting rights restoration for felons and examines how denial of voting rights for people with felony convictions still disproportionately affects African Americans in Virginia and other states.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Special Prosecutors: Investigations and Prosecutions of Police Use of Deadly Force

Categories: African Americans,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/specpro.pdf

Considers the need for and process by which special prosecutors would be brought into play to carry out investigations of police use of deadly force and whether such incidents should involve federal authorities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/digest/

Covers enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, and academic employment of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Income and Spending Patterns Among Black Households

Categories: African Americans,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/income-and-spending-patterns-among-black-households.htm

Looks at consumption preferences and spending behavior among African American households.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Dawn Curry Page v. Virginia State Board of Elections

https://www.scribd.com/document_downloads/242215896?extension=pdf&from=embed&source=embed

Ruling by three judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that the congressional districts in Virginia dilute the voting strength of African Americans by concentrating them in a single district and are therefore unconstitutional.  Orders the districts to be redrawn by April 2016.  From Scribd

 

The Contributions of Selected Diseases to Disparities in Death Rates and Years of Life Lost for Racial/Ethnic Minorities in the United States, 1999-2010

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0138.htm

Based on the theory that differences in risk of death from diseases by racial/ethnic factors contributes to the limited improvement in the state of health in the U.S., this study identifies causes of death that are the largest contributors to health disparities among racial/ethnic groups. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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