“Poverty has grown everywhere in the U.S. in recent years, but mostly in the suburbs. During the 2000s, it grew twice as fast in suburban areas as in cities, with more than 16 million poor people now living in the nation’s suburbs — more than in urban or rural areas.”
The census report listed the turnout rate for black men as 61.4 percent… However, once noninstitutionalized felons — people who are not in prison but lost the right to vote as punishment — are removed from the tally of eligible voters, the turnout rate among black men rises to 68 percent.
With this recalculation, black men actually have a higher turnout rate than white men or white women.
(Via New York Times)
“Periscopic have taken FBI crime report data detailing every gun murder in 2010 (and worked with Jerome Cukier, who had also produced this with the same data) - and then combined the numbers with WHO demographic statistics to work out the impact in years lost by looking at the ‘age distribution of US deaths, paired with a likely cause of death at that age’. See what a year of gun violence looks like - and click the buttons at the bottom to see the data by age, race, gender and gun type”
(Via The Guardian)
57% of 18-29 year olds cannot identify what issue Roe v Wade dealt with.
(Via Pew Research)
“A record number of women and racial minorities were elected to the 113th Congress, which was sworn in Thursday. Among them was the first Buddhist to join the Senate, as well as the first Hindu and the first openly bisexual woman in the House.
House Democrats became the first caucus in the history of either chamber not to have a majority of white men.”
(Via The Washington Post)
Women’s real wages have been rising for decades, while the real wages of most men have stagnated or fallen. But women’s wages started from a much lower base, artificially held down by discrimination. Despite their relative improvement, women’s average earnings are still lower than men’s and women remain more likely to be poor.
Today women make up almost 40 percent of full-time workers in management. But the median wages of female managers are just 73 percent of what male managers earn. And although women have significantly increased their representation among high earners in America over the past half-century, only 4 percent of the C.E.O.’s in Fortune’s top 1,000 companies are female.
What we are seeing is a convergence in economic fortunes, not female ascendance.
Median annual income for full time workers, by race/ethnicity and gender (2010)