News About Inequality - July 2008
Special Report: The Politics of Mental Illness
'Defining Homelessness Down'
- Time Magazine, July 30, 2008
At a time when Americans are dealing with rising food and fuel prices, slowing jobs and soaring home foreclosures, is it really possible that homelessness is on the decline? Perhaps, but it depends on your meaning of the word homeless.
'Apology Shines Light on Racial Schism in Medicine'
- The New York Times, July 29, 2008
Organized medicine has long reflected that most American of obsessions: race. For well over a century, the American Medical Association has been the nation's largest and most powerful physicians' group - and an overwhelmingly white one. Black physicians have their own, lesser-known group, the National Medical Association.
'The Next Kind of Integration'
- The New York Times, July 20, 2008
In June of last year, a conservative majority of the Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, declared the racial-integration efforts of two school districts unconstitutional.
'Employers Fight Tough Measures on Immigration'
- The New York Times, July 6, 2008
Under pressure from the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in two decades, employers across the country are fighting back in state legislatures, the federal courts and city halls.
'Need Help Finding Your Bliss? Hire a Coach'
- The New York Times, July 5, 2008
As the economic slump continues, many workers, even those who hate their jobs, are reluctant to look for more satisfying work. But others are turning to nontraditional career counselors and coaches to help them navigate transitions in their lives and careers.
'The '60s Begin to Fade as Liberal Professors Retire'
- The New York Times, July 3, 2008
When Michael Olneck was standing, arms linked with other protesters, singing "We Shall Not Be Moved" in front of Columbia University's library in 1968, Sara Goldrick-Rab had not yet been born