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Housing Bias and the Roots of Segregation >

Haberman, Clyde. (2016-09-19, The New York Times): In 1976, Chicago provided vouchers to African-American families to move into predominantly white suburbs. Retro Report examines what happened, and how it influences policy today.

Faith and Poverty

Is Your God Dead? >

Yancy, George. (2017-06-19, The New York Times): An examination into religious identity and a crisis of faith connected to observing and addressing poverty.


Rural Divide >

DelReal, Jose and Clement, Scott. (2017-06-17, The Washington Post): New poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban residents.


Does ‘Wrong Mind-Set’ Cause Poverty or Vice Versa? >

Badger, Emily. (2017-05-30, The New York Times): The HUD secretary Ben Carson said that the "wrong mind-set" leads to poverty. But research suggests cause and effect go the opposite way.


How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality >

Desmond, Matthew. (2017-05-09, The New York Times): An enormous entitlement in the tax code props up home prices — and overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and the upper middle class.

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