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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

http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/special-collections/exhibits/freedom-now/

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

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/expansive-survey-americas-public-schools-reveals-troubling-racial-disparities

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

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/crdc-discipline-snapshot.pdf

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

http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/2012/2012highlights.pdf

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

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/27/presidential-memorandum-creating-and-expanding-ladders-opportunity-boys-

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2014-01.html

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

http://www.dol.gov/wb/media/reports/WB_WomenColorFactSheet.pdf

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/pdf/nsf13304_full.pdf

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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