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Facing Race in Rochester

Race and Privilege: Missed Opportunity and Rochester’s Ambition
Race and Privilege: Missed Opportunity and Rochester’s Ambition
Friday, May 16, 2014  While the nation talks about Donald Sterling’s racist comments and the likely loss of his NBA team, some Rochesterians are preparing to force a more substantive conversation in Rochester. Can Rochester succeed where the rest of the country has failed? Read More ...
Aaron E. Wicks

War on Poverty: Changing Battlefield?

President Johnson shakes hands with the Rev. Martin Luther King after signing into law landmark civil rights legislation.
War on Poverty: Changing Battlefield?

Monday, April 7, 2014  With 2014 being the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s “unconditional war on poverty in America,” many have reflected on what has and has not been accomplished during that time. But more important than arguing over successes and failures (there have been both), is whether our community or our country is in a position to finally win this war. Despite plenty of cause for cynicism, there is good reason to believe that economic, demographic and political trends might converge on some constructive steps toward a more equitable society. 

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