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Here is some material on economic disparitiy and the surrouding issues in St. Louis and across the country.


 St. Louis History in Black and White

A St. Louis Public Radio series examining the history of race, locally.

 Race Frankly

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines race and culture.

 Worlds Apart

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines health care disparities that persist in our region.

 Class: The Great Divide

A St. Louis Beacon series that examines class disparities in our region

 Where We Stand

Where We Stand is an online publication that tracks and gauges varied issues and disparities in St. Louis in comparison to 34 other metropolitan areas.

Reading list

  The Meaning of Freedom — Angela Y. Davis

A collection of twelve speeches by Davis that explore issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism and the importance of social change in America.

  Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America (New Directions in American History) — Kimberly Jade Norwood

St. Louis based Washington University professor, Kimberly Norwood’s collection of research that examines race in society, and colorism inside different cultural communities.

  Black Prophetic Fire — Cornel West

Discussions regarding the contemporary relevance of notable civil rights leaders including Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X with German scholar Christa Buschendorf.

Missouri Foundation for Health

Funding for this project was provided in part by Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge and funding.

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