Tomorrow’s media blitz on homelessness + 5 takeaways about race/inequality

Tomorrow’s media blitz. Do you know about the #endhomelessness media blast happening in San Francisco, Seattle and D.C. tomorrow, June 29? The movement started in San Francisco and is being led by the San Francisco Chronicle. More than 70 publications have agreed to participate. Let’s join. Use these hashtags and share great stories tomorrow:
#Seahomlessness for Seattle
#SFHomelessProject for San Francisco
#dcHomelessCrisis for DC
#endhomelessness
#June29
News. The IMF says there is an “urgent need” to tackle poverty in the U.S. In fact,1 in 5 children are stalled in poverty nationwide, says new Annie E. Casey Foundation data. Based on the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, you can find the best and worst states to be a kid. (The best? Minnesota, Massachusetts, Iowa, New Hampshire, Connecticut. The worst? Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Nevada, Alabama.) And at college, food pantries are addressing this growing concern. Cal State, in particular, is looking for solutions to help students. In addition, middle- and low-income renters are facing high burdens – more than 11 million of us. A new poll says that inequality and poverty are top concerns for Millennials.
5 takeaways about views on race/inequality in the U.S. A new Pew Research Center survey reveals big differences in the way black and white Americans view race relations, racial equality and day-to-day life.
  • We’re still split on the state of race relations. About 60 percent of blacks say things aren’t good, yet whites are divided in half. About half of blacks says President Barack Obama has improved relations, as opposed to 28 percent of whites – particularly Republicans, who say he’s made relations worse.
  • About 60 percent of Americans say more change is needed. The gap is larger here: 88 percent of blacks, 70 percent of Hispanics and 53 percent of whites. Nearly 40 percent of whites say the necessary changes have been made.
  • In every category, large margins exist about perceptions of how blacks are treated in the U.S. Blacks overwhelmingly say they are treated less fairly in dealing with the police, in court, when applying for a loan/mortgage, in the workplace, in stores/restaurants, and when voting.
  • About 40 percent of Americans support the Black Lives Matter movement. That includes 65 percent of blacks, 40 percent of whites and 32 percent of Hispanics.
  • And significantly, several measures show gaps in social and economic well-being persist today. Numbers differ in homeownership, household wealth and median income.
Final thoughts. The Congressional Budget Office launched a beta version of itsmobile-friendly website yesterday, so you’ll see some changes, both practical and aesthetic. I like it so far, though it did change up my usual process of quickly scanning for new/relevant information. Want to comment? You can for the next 30 days. This also marks an interesting step in terms of similar offices prioritizing mobile.
Carefully curating for you,
Carolyn Crist

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