racial disparities

The rollout of COVID-19 shots for elementary-age children has exposed another blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address pandemic inequalities: Health systems have released little data on the racial breakdown of youth vaccinations, and community leaders fear that Black and Latino kids are falling behind.

A new study found proof that Black people who commit crimes are actually more likely to get federal life sentences than both  Hispanic and white criminals, based off an examination of more than 366,000 convictions in 90 federal district courts from 2010 to 2017.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though blacks are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than whites, new federal figures show. Racial gaps broadly declined in local jails, state prisons, and among people on probation and parole, according to the study released […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The results of the latest Nation’s Report Card are in and the news isn’t good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders’ scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading, according to results released Tuesday on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Overall, only roughly a […]