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Poverty, Inequity, and Inequality?

There’s a lot to learn, but it’s easy to get started.
Let’s start with three basic questions. For each one, we’ll suggest something to read, something to watch, and something to listen to.



1. Why Is There so Much Poverty and Inequality?

Poverty,
Compounded

 

The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True

Zipcode Destiny:
The Persistent Power of Place and Education

2. What Does the Bible Say About Poverty and Justice?

Responding Biblically to Poverty, Corruption, and Injustice

 

Justice According to the Bible: A Quick Overview

 

White Privilege and the Myth of Equality

 

3. Why Do Some in Our City Have It so Good and Others Have so Little?

What Inequality is All About

 

The Atlantic: Building Equity

 

San Antonio Leads the Nation in Economic Inequality

 



1934 Map of San Antonio — Maps like this one were used to designate neighborhoods that were more or less desirable for investment based on ethnicity. Check out this story to learn about some of the long-term effects of this map.




More Resources

Is the American Dream Realistic for Everyone?

How does the American dream differ for different groups and individuals?

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

We Won’t Fix America Until We Talk About Class

Can Raj Chetty Save the American Dream?

Why Does San Antonio Have an Inequality Problem?

How does the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest ZIP codes in San Antonio impact families and children?

Once Again, San Antonio Leads on Inequality

 

San Antonio’s History of Economic Segregation and Social Inequality

 

Watch Live: The Editorial Board Discuss Inequity in
San Antonio

 



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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
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