Equality of Opportunity Fishbowl

We are going to do a fishbowl about the following question:
Do we have equality of opportunity in the US?
In other words, does everyone have the same opportunity, the same chance to make it, the same starting position regardless of race, gender, religion,
ethnicity, or what region you are from in America today?

Think about different how demographics impact various areas of our life such as: employment, wealth, education, life expectancy, health care, and housing.
Here is a great resource on equality of opportunity in the US.

Post any charts, questions, answers, facts, links, embedded cartoons, video, pictures, charts, graphs, posts, data, information, ideas in the chart below prior
to our fishbowl.
The more illuminating, thorough, empathetic, thoughtful, informative the post, the better our fishbowl and the better your grade.

Class Period Name Chart, link, article, photograph, political cartoon, video, etc
9:05 Mr. Example You can find more statistics about race on Do Something
Race Inequality
How equal are school in the US?
Sample Ms. Sample Does Race Matter - Politics Studio
Sample Dr. Sample Life Expectancy
Sample Mr. Playah Does Race Matter - Politics Studio
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In a majority black/ hispanic poverty area there are 24 doctors per 100,000 people and in a majority caucasian poverty area there are 69 doctors per 100,000 people.
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Sample Mr. Jass pay-disparity-graph
Gender and wage gap
Senor Love Daddy
US Map of same sex marriage
Daniel
Malawsky

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Civics (10:20-11:20) Kathryn Robertson US Distribution of Wealth
For more information on this topic, watch the video, "Wealth Inequality in America"!
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Advanced Civics 9:05 Sarah Lapinsky Womens earnings as a Percentage of Mens 1979-2005
Advanced Civics 9:05 Marissa Udine and Sydney Bedore Equality of Opportunity Fishbowl - Politics Studio
Kirsten
inequality of opportunity
Elizabeth Mitchell
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Adv. Civics 9:05 am Ahna Lipchik http://www.buzzfeed.com/nakedjuice/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-food-in-the-usa
^^^^ ili and nug the world as 100 people
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Gabriele http://madeinamericathebook.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/saez.gif
Advanced Civics 9:05 Dani and Rayven http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/608781.html
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/02/07/171419497/twitters-vine-app-raises-questions-about-social-media-age-restrictions
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/30/241942512/new-york-oks-raising-age-for-tobacco-purchases-to-21
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/06/10/190538759/feds-cave-on-emergency-contraception-age-restrictions
Advanced Civics 9:05 Jesse and Caitlyn http://www.stanford.edu/group/scspi/cgi-bin/fact20.phpIncarceration Data
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11:20 Emily Monroe Equal Opportunity, Our National Myth

The Pew Research Center has found that some 90 percent of Americans believe that the government should do everything it can to ensure equality of opportunity.
Equal Pay for Men and Women
· On April 9, 2013, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which President John F. Kennedy declared to be the end of the "unconscionable practice of paying female employees less wages than male employees for the same job" when he signed it.
· When the Equal Pay Act was signed into law in 1963, women were earning an average of 59 cents on the dollar compared to men.
· While women hold nearly half of today's jobs, and their earnings account for a significant portion of the household income that sustains the financial well-being of their families, they are still experiencing a gap in pay compared to men's wages for similar work.
· Today, women earn about 81 cents on the dollar compared to men — a gap that results in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages.
· The gap isn't getting any smaller. According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, if things continue to go the way they are going, it will take another 45 years for women to catch up to men.
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Pay Discrimination Based on Race
· Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), this law makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.
· Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.
· The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
· As of 2009, the median weekly wage for African American and Hispanic workers was about 65 percent and 61 percent that of White workers, respectively. Asian workers’ median wage was about 1 percent higher than that of white workers.
· Education is one of the most influential determinants of wage, and thus it is a factor that contributes to the racial wage gap.
· When the education of different groups becomes more equal, wage gaps decrease, though they do not disappear.
· The way in which races are distributed throughout occupations affects the racial wage gap. White and Asian Americans, who have the highest median incomes, are concentrated more in professional, executive, and managerial occupations than blacks, Hispanics, or American Indians. Black and Hispanic workers are not only more likely to work in blue-collar or service jobs, but they tend to be concentrated in the lower-wage/skilled jobs, such as operators, fabricators, and laborers, rather than higher-paying precision production and craft jobs within those categories.
· On 9/23/13, Bank of America was ordered to pay nearly $2.2 million in restitution for discriminating against more than 1,100 black job seekers.
· Judge Linda S. Chapman of the U.S. Department of Labor ordered the bank to pay 1,147 African American job applicants $2,181,593 in back wages and interest, for race-based hiring discrimination at the company's Charlotte, N.C., facility.
· The Department of Labor's ruling awards $964,033 to 1,034 applicants who were rejected for jobs in 1993, and awards $1,217,560 to 113 applicants rejected between 2002 and 2005.

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Marriage Discrimination
· The legal issues surrounding same-sex marriage in the United States are determined by the nation's federal system of government, in which the status of a person (including marriage) in general is determined by the individual states. With the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996, a marriage was explicitly defined in federal law as a union of one man and one woman.
· Many aspects of marriage law are determined by the states, rather than the federal government. The Defense of Marriage Act does not prevent individual states from defining marriage as they see fit.
· Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in several jurisdictions within the United States and is recognized by the federal government for such purposes as taxation and immigration.
· As of October 2013, fourteen states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington), the District of Columbia, several counties in New Mexico, and seven Native American tribal jurisdictions – covering 33% of the US population – issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Oregon recognizes same-sex marriages performed in other states. The issue is being litigated in a New Mexico Supreme Court case.
· While several jurisdictions have legalized same-sex civil marriage through court rulings, legislative action, and popular vote, six states prohibit same-sex civil marriage by statute and 29 prohibit it in their constitutions.
· In May 2013, a Gallup poll showed that 53% of Americans would vote for a law legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states.
· Federal benefits will dramatically improve the lives of countless people, from the lesbian widow who needs her wife’s Social Security benefits to hold onto her home to the gay New Yorker whose foreign husband will now be able to live with him in America. Couples will no longer suffer the indignity of having the government treat their marriages as inferior.
· Urgent problems still confront lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including the endemic bullying of queer students, discrimination in housing and employment and the surge in new H.I.V. infections among young gay and bisexual men. Marriage equality has singular legal, cultural and practical significance.

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Key: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Samesex_marriage_in_USA.svg


American Beliefs in Economic Opportunity
· According to a new poll from Gallup, only 52% of Americans now say the country has plenty of economic opportunity, down from 57% in 2011 and a dramatic decrease from 81% in 1998.
· Today, just half say “the economic system in the United States is basically fair, since all Americans have an equal opportunity to succeed,” while 44% instead see it as basically unfair, and lacking such opportunity.
· Both lower-income Americans making less than $36,000 a year and higher-income Americans making at least $90,000 are significantly less likely than those in the middle-income group to say the economic system is fair.
· Those in the middle of the income spectrum are actually the most positive about equal opportunity to succeed.

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Equal Opportunity in Education
· The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education marked a turning point in the history of race relations in the United States.
· Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
· On May 17, 1954, the Court stripped away constitutional sanctions for segregation by race, and made equal opportunity in education the law of the land. · Between 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, African Americans experienced a 6 percent increase in associate degrees earned, a 3 percent rise in bachelor's degrees earned, and a 6.7 percent gain in master's degrees earned. However, overall from 1998 to 2000, only 39.7 percent of African-American high school graduates attended college, as compared to 45.6 percent of white high school graduates.
· Although an increasing number of Hispanics are earning degrees at different levels of higher education -- 11.1 percent increase for associate degrees, 3.6 percent increase for bachelor's degrees, and 11.9 percent increase for master's degrees -- the overall enrollment of Hispanics in institutions of higher education are still low.
· Although in 2001 women earned 57.3 percent of all bachelor's degrees and 58.5 percent of all master's degrees, they still earned only 46.2 percent of doctorate degrees, and remain underrepresented in areas not traditionally studied by women.

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Megannnn!
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http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2013/09/09-parenting-gap-social-mobility-infographic
Civics, 11:20 Curie S. height in business
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Advanced Civics and Economics

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Luke Harbur FT_13.08.202_BlackWhiteUnemployment
8:00am AP GoPo Janae Bonnen Average Annual Expenditures (in U.S. Dollars) per Student Within Each State in 1998, Adjusted for Cost of Living
New Jersey...........................$8,801New York..............................7,853Connecticut............................7,635Wisconsin...............................7,448Delaware................................7,255Pennsylvania...........................7,202Rhode Island..........................6,930West Virginia.........................6,908Michigan................................6,873Iowa......................................6,823Nebraska...............................6,799Wyoming...............................6,790Minnesota.............................6,767Vermont...............................6,746Maine...................................6,739Indiana.................................6,661Alaska.................................6,581Maryland.............................6,544Massachusetts......................6,518Oregon................................6,422Montana..............................6,349Kansas................................6,311Ohio....................................6,251Virginia................................6,215Kentucky.............................6,196New Hampshire...................$6,195Georgia..................................5,998Washington............................5,995Illinois....................................5,991Louisiana...............................5,989North Dakota........................5,979Florida...................................5,829South Carolina.......................5,827Missouri................................5,817Texas....................................5,815North Carolina......................5,763South Dakota........................5,667Colorado..............................5,599Nevada................................5,478Hawaii.................................5,430Alabama..............................5,356New Mexico........................5,339Oklahoma............................5,317Arkansas.............................5,268Tennessee...........................5,223Idaho..................................5,029California............................4,939Mississippi..........................4,924Arizona...............................4,629Utah...................................3,804
Source: Education Week, 2000, p. 82. Used with permission.
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Source:National Center for Education Statistics, 1998, pp. 103–104.


Today's best high schools, in terms of producing college ready graduates: http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html
8:00am AP Gopo Sara Roberts Equality of Opportunity Fishbowl - Politics Studioof the countries listed in the chart, the US is leading in inequality while the importance of the fathers' success in the children's future is also quite high. In the US, people at the bottom of the ladder economically are most likely to stay there: hard work means less money.http://www.businessinsider.com/inequality-and-mobility-in-the-united-states-2013-7
8:00 Schmidty Schmidt Equality of Opportunity Fishbowl - Politics Studio

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8:05 Willa http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/women-earnings-gender-wage-gap-in-the-us.jpg
8:05 Maddie Taylor Equality of Opportunity Fishbowl - Politics Studio

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Education level among trans and cis folks

Chart showing levels of employment discrimination

Chart showing employment discrimination
8:05 Hannah Davis http://msmagazine.com/blog/2011/08/15/your-gender-and-race-determine-the-worth-of-your-degree/

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2010/08/09/children-of-illegal-immigrants-caught-in-education-politics-crossfire
8:05 Chris Kilgore http://thebillfold.com/2013/07/where-you-are-more-likely-to-rise-out-of-poverty/
8:05 Joyner Horn Equality of Opportunity Fishbowl - Politics Studio
8:05 Asa "Base" Gardiner http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2013/10/24/dialog-on-equality-of-opportunity/
8:00 (Buster) Keaton Brower Keaton Brower Fishbowl
8:00 Andrew Hollinger Equality of Opportunity Fishbowl - Politics Studio
AP Gopo
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Mariah Reives Who Holds the Cards?
AP GOPO
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How the rich became the über rich. Boom chakkalaka SWINGGG.
http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/22/news/economy/income_inequality/
AP GoPo Rach- H http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/474/back-to-school

interestingto compare with

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/04/160258240/children-succeed-with-character-not-test-scores

also look at thecognitivedevelopment of children who are abused rather than children who grow up in stable households.

Brain Scans of Neglected Child
AP GOPO 8:00 VA Webb http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/29/no-one-really-believes-in-equality-of-opportunity/
8:00 (Slam) Duncan Trawick http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/report/2011/07/25/9992/the-black-and-white-labor-gap-in-america/

































































































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