The Racial Wealth Divide

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The Racial Wealth Divide

Monday, April 30, 2012

by Christine Bork CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Today, I’d like to discuss the wealth gap that exists between different racial/ethnic communities. In the current economic climate, inequalities that have historically hammered communities of color are amplified, and we see more clearly why wealth accumulation (assets minus debts) is so important. According to an executive summary… Continue Reading The Racial Wealth Divide

Moving Beyond Stereotypes

Friday, April 27, 2012

by Camille Taylor YWCA McLean County, Illinois (Blank) are usually good dancers, (Blank) people smell, special classes are for??? If you’re human, you couldn’t help but fill in the blanks with an image or a word that popped into your mind. A stereotype is a popular belief about a specific type of individual based on… Continue Reading Moving Beyond Stereotypes

We Are George Zimmerman

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

by Erica Thurman YWCA McLean County (Ill.) “Excuse me young man, are you lost?” It may have been just that simple. Seven words may have made all the difference in the world to the family of Trayvon Martin. As the nation — and much of the world — looks for answers, it may be more… Continue Reading We Are George Zimmerman