News About Inequality - June 2008
'Special Report: The Politics of Mental Illness'
'Doing Good by Doing Very Nicely Indeed'
'Fuel Prices Shift Math for Life in Far Suburbs'
- The New York Times, June 25, 2008
Suddenly, the economics of American suburban life are under assault as skyrocketing energy prices inflate the costs of reaching, heating and cooling homes on the distant edges of metropolitan areas.
'A Supreme Court Victory for Older Workers'
- The New York Times, June 20, 2008
The Supreme Court ruled for older workers Thursday in a closely watched age discrimination case, placing on employers the burden of proving that a layoff or other action that hurts older workers more than others was based not on age but on some other "reasonable factor."
'Gifted Programs in the City are Less Diverse'
- The New York Times, June 19, 2008
When New York City set a uniform threshold for admission to public school gifted programs last fall, it was a crucial step in a prolonged effort to equalize access to programs that critics complained were dominated by white middle-class children whose parents knew how to navigate the system.
'When Mom and Dad Share It All'
- The New York Times, June 15, 2008
Gender should not determine the division of labor at home. It's a message consistent with nearly every major social trend of the past three decades - women entering the work force, equality between the sexes, the need for two incomes to pay the bills, even courts that favor shared custody after divorce. And it is what many would agree is fair, even ideal. Yet it is anything but the norm.
'Why Dad's Resume Lists 'Car Pool'
'Rural U.S. Takes Worst Hit as Gas Tops $4 Average'
- The New York Times, June 9, 2008
Gasoline prices reached a national average of $4 a gallon for the first time over the weekend, adding more strain to motorists across the country. But the pain is not being felt uniformly.
- The New York Times, June 6, 2008
THIRTY years ago last week, the Supreme Court handed down its Bakke decision, hoping to end the argument over the constitutionality of affirmative action in college admission. But with hindsight, it's clear that the justices mainly helped hasten the end of serious discussion about racial justice in America.
'When Intolerance Becomes Intolerable'
- The New York Times, June 2, 2008
Many career shifts involve an "aha" moment. In Lisa Sherman's case, the moment was not only the catalyst for a career change but also led her to tell her boss she was gay.