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National Equity Atlas Update

National Equity Atlas Update

27 Sep 2016 | Alexis Stephens

Dear Equity Atlas Users,
 
We have some great September updates for you, but first of all we are excited to announce the beta version of a new feature that highlights the equity movement on-the-ground:
 
Preview neighborhood-level mapping added to the Atlas
Today, we | Read more >

Chart of the Week: #RentersDayofAction

Chart of the Week: #RentersDayofAction

22 Sep 2016 | Angel Ross

To add equity data to the national dialogue about growth and prosperity, every week the National Equity Atlas team posts a new chart from the Equity Atlas related to current events and issues.

Today, thousands are taking to the streets across the country to protest rising and | Read more >

Chart of the Week: #Fightfor15 this Labor Day

Chart of the Week: #Fightfor15 this Labor Day

31 Aug 2016 | Angel Ross

To add equity data to the national dialogue about growth and prosperity, every week the National Equity Atlas team posts a new chart drawing from the Equity Atlas related to current events and issues.

In honor of #LaborDay and the #Fightfor15, this week’s chart looks at the share | Read more >

Chart of the Week: #BlackWomensEqualPay

Chart of the Week: #BlackWomensEqualPay

23 Aug 2016 | Angel Ross

As America becomes a majority people-of-color nation, equity—just and fair inclusion—is the key to building strong communities and a strong economy. Understanding the state of equity in your community is critical for developing and making the case for solutions that foster | Read more >

The Challenge of Youth Disconnectedness Among Latinas

The Challenge of Youth Disconnectedness Among Latinas

22 Aug 2016 | Angel Ross

By the end of this decade, the majority of youth under age 18 will be people of color. Their ability to succeed in the labor force will determine the strength of our economy in the decades to come. Yet, data on youth disconnectedness show we are failing the very people we are | Read more >

National Equity Atlas: August Updates

National Equity Atlas: August Updates

22 Aug 2016 | Alexis Stephens

Since the movement to build an equitable economy takes no summer vacation, we’ve been hard at work and are happy to share new features on the Equity Atlas:
 
Gender Data Added to Three Indicators
Racial gaps in health, income, employment, and education between Whites and people of | Read more >

Why U.S.-born Latinos Tend to Fare Better than Immigrant Latinos

Why U.S.-born Latinos Tend to Fare Better than Immigrant Latinos

16 Aug 2016 | Sahelit Bahiru

Second generation immigrants show improved socioeconomic outcomes over their parents. Despite America’s many challenges in creating equitable opportunities, it is a rare bright spot in the nation’s racial and ethnic landscape. New data added to the National Equity Atlas in July | Read more >

National Equity Atlas: July Update

National Equity Atlas: July Update

25 Jul 2016 | Alexis Stephens

Dear Equity Atlas Users,

It is our goal to make the National Equity Atlas as robust a resource as possible to help you make the case for equity in your community. So we are happy to introduce to you the latest round of Equity Atlas news and updates.
 
New Data on | Read more >
An Overview of America’s Working Poor

An Overview of America’s Working Poor

07 Jul 2016 | Angel Ross

Wage stagnation and the increasing number of people who are working yet still poor are significant challenges of our era. One recent study found that there isn’t a single congressional district in the country where a full-time minimum wage worker could afford a two-bedroom | Read more >