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A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation–and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation

Source: www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/15/america-extreme-poverty-un-special-rapporteur

Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds

These disparities were observed “after controlling for a wide variety of sentencing factors,” including age, education, citizenship, weapon possession and prior criminal history.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/11/16/black-men-sentenced-to-more-time-for-committing-the-exact-same-crime-as-a-white-person-study-finds/?utm_term=.a69208bc2fbf