Health and Economic Justice

The Rural South's Invisible Public Health Crisis, Montgomery Advertiser, 7/6/2018
Documenting the squalid conditions of largely black communities in the rural South following United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston’s 2017 visit to Lowndes County, Alabama. A lack of infrastructure, State support, and climate change has created living circumstances many would find unthinkable in the United States and has led to a rise in poverty-related diseases.

Racism Kept Connecticut's Beaches White up Through the 1970's, Smithsonian.com, 7/2/2018
Discussing subtle manifestations of racism in New England that led to segregated Connecticut beaches as late as the 1970’s. Ned Coll led the fight against these private beach associations that often explicitly or implicitly limited assess to public lands to people of color and Jews. Starting in 1971, Coll forced racial confrontations between the “armchair liberals” of quaint New England towns and busloads of black and Latinx children.

Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs, NPR Code Switch, 6/8/2018
Discussing a recent study by researchers linking white opposition to welfare programs in part to “racial resentment.” The study suggested that such programs, despite whites being the primary beneficiaries, represent a perceived threat to white status triggering an emotional reaction and welfare backlash. This backlash is similar to the rise in white racial resentment in response to the election of President Obama in 2008 and the perceived threat to white racial status.

How Repealing Obamacare Could Splinter Neighborhoods, Vox, 6/26/2017

Black Women in America Really Do Work Harder for Less, New Report Shows, Slate, 6/7/2017

Housing is Shamefully Segregated. Who Segregated It?, Slate, 6/2/2017

Segregated Living Linked to Higher Blood Pressure Among Blacks, Salon, 5/18/2017

Living in a Poor Neighborhood Changes Everything About Your Life, Vox, 1/12/2017