Race and Poverty

Homeless Youth Prone to Trafficking; No End in Sight

The trafficking of young adults is not only a problem in poverty-stricken, developing nations, as the increased reporting and awareness in the United States and other developed countries suggests. Current studies indicate that the key to ending trafficking of young adults is to first eradicate youth homelessness. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released
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Human Rights Watch: U.S. Juvenile Justice Policies Fall Short

The United States took a hit in its chapter of Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2015, which, among other things, investigated the racial biases and treatment of juveniles within the nation’s criminal justice system. HRW noted, for example, that African American men are six times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts. Part
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Study Identifies 9 Steps to Cut Child Poverty by More Than Half

Child poverty could be reduced by as much as 60 percent by improving just nine existing federal programs, according to a new Children’s Defense Fund study. Children’s Defense Fund, a non-profit child advocacy group, suggested policy changes that focused on two goals: increasing employment and the value of work and meeting children’s basic needs “when
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