The Color Of Wealth

Author : Barbara Robles
ISBN : 9781595585622
Genre : Business & Economics
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For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from participating in government wealth-building programs that benefit white Americans. This accessible book—published in conjunction with one of the country’s leading economics education organizations—makes the case that until government policy tackles disparities in wealth, not just income, the United States will never have racial or economic justice. Written by five leading experts on the racial wealth divide who recount the asset-building histories of Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans, this book is a uniquely comprehensive multicultural history of American wealth. With its focus on public policies—how, for example, many post–World War II GI Bill programs helped whites only—The Color of Wealth is the first book to demonstrate the decisive influence of government on Americans’ net worth.
Category: Business & Economics

The Land Of Opportunity Concept Revised The Color Of Wealth In Steven Conrad S The Pursuit Of Happyness

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ISBN : 9783668259577
Genre : Literary Collections
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Miscellaneous, grade: 2, University of Passau, language: English, abstract: Beginning by outlining the basic development of the ‘land of opportunity’-concept through massive immigration from Europe in the 19th and 20th century, I will continue to show why even back then there have been quite a few contradictions between the new nation’s ideals and the reality that people, especially blacks, experienced in those days, implying that opportunity was only available to a very limited amount of people. The Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s was merely able to raise society’s awareness of the problem because afterwards most people simply kept on believing the lie of living in the ‘land of the free’. Education, housing and income continued to differ widely between blacks and whites, causing not only resentment and poverty on one side, but also leading to pseudo- scientific attempts to explain those differences based on racial characteristics. Analyzing ‘The Pursuit Of Happyness’ I will try to show the ambiguity of criticism of racial differences and America’s ruthless individualism on the one hand, and of promotion of the traditional American Dream concept on the other. Following the question, if the movie is as critical and sarcastic as the title suggests, I will then try to point out some of the major symbols and metaphors used to enhance the contrast between rich and poor and black and white in the movie, also explaining why Chris Gardner could be seen as an American Adam. Finally, I will try to give a short overview of racial inequality today, connecting it to my movie analysis in order to answer the question whether ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ manages to portray an adequate picture of the contemporary perception of the ‘land of opportunity’-concept: Is money still a matter of color?
Category: Literary Collections

The Color Of Money

Author : Mehrsa Baradaran
ISBN : 9780674970953
Genre : African American banks
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Forty acres or a savings bank -- Capitalism without capital -- The rise of black banking -- The new deal for white America -- Civil rights dreams, economic nightmares -- The decoy of black capitalism -- The free market confronts black poverty -- The color of money matters
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How Collages Reveal Your Deepest Thoughts A Guide To Consumers Minds

Author : Philipp Pachler
ISBN : 9783954890064
Genre : Business & Economics
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A deeper understanding of how consumers think, feel and act is vital to the success of management and provides valuable information for managerial decision making in many areas of business. One key to this understanding is brand knowledge, which is the representation of a brand in consumers' minds. Unfortunately, a substantial amount of relevant knowledge within people's minds is unconscious and cannot be retrieved, accessed and recalled by consumers. As a consequence, certain methods of retrieval are required, such as projective techniques. The method this book works with is the collage technique, an expressive projective method. The aim of this book is to create a multi-layered approach that facilitates the interpretation of collages without the need of any additional information given by the participants, based on metaphor analysis, color theory, a communication model and structural analysis.
Category: Business & Economics

Der Gro E Gatsby

Author : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9783962179212
Genre : Fiction
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Der Ich-Erzähler der Geschichte ist Nick Carraway, ein junger Mann, der sich 1922 in New York als Wertpapierhändler versucht und ein altes und bescheidenes Haus in West Egg auf Long Island an der Ostküste der USA bezieht. In dem palastartigen Nachbarhaus lebt Jay Gatsby, die Schlüsselfigur des Romans. Gatsby ist ein junger Millionär und undurchsichtiger Geschäftsmann, dessen geheimnisumwitterte Herkunft, seine unklare Ausbildung (Oxford?) und sein unermesslich scheinendes Vermögen Stoff für viele Gerüchte bilden. Obwohl er in seinem Haus rauschende Tanzpartys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft veranstaltet, ist er einsam, wie sich im Laufe der Handlung herausstellt.
Category: Fiction

The Advent Instructor

Author : Kenneth Mortonson
ISBN : 9780788005626
Genre : Religion
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The Advent/Christmas season is full of symbols that inspire and instruct us in our understanding of the Christian faith. The information in this book will be especially welcomed by families for nightly stories around the dinner table. It will also be useful for children's sermons, Sunday school classes or even preparing sermons. This collection will help enrich readers and listeners awareness of the symbols that surround them during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Kenneth A. Mortonson is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He is also a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree and Doctor of Ministry degree. Over a period of forty years, he served three Presbyterian churches in Illinois. After serving the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb, Illinois, for twenty years, he was designated Pastor Emeritus upon retirement. Dr. Mortonson is the author of That Seeing, They May Believe (Volumes One and Two); and The Lent Instructor, a companion book to The Advent Instructor. CSS Pub
Category: Religion

The Color Of Justice Race Ethnicity And Crime In America

Author : Samuel Walker
ISBN : 9781133715535
Genre : Social Science
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Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE is the definitive book on current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's Criminal Justice system. The best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs are covered giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination in the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

The Colour Of Inequality

Author : Muhammed Abdul Khalid
ISBN : 9674152148
Genre : Equality
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"This book provides an alternative insight to the debate on inequality in Malaysia, by focusing on the distribution of wealth or assets, rather than income. Despite tremendous increase in national income, the wealth gap in Malaysia is alarmingly high and extremely skewed. For instance, the top 0.2 per cent of depositors in ASB has about 1,133 times more than the bottom 80 per cent of depositors combined. This gap is echoed by the fact that approximately two-thirds of Malaysian workers earn less than RM3,000 per month, and about 90 per cent of Malaysians have nearly zero savings. The current policies are not facilitating improvements in this wealth gap, which could lead to aristocracy where birth, not hard work or talent and effort, matter the most in wealth accumulation. This book explores possible policy interventions that can be undertaken to ensure that economic growth is equitably shared, which is vital for a stable and prosperous society"--Page 4 of cover.
Category: Equality

Small Apartment Hacks

Author : Jenna Mahoney
ISBN : 9781612432625
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 76.20 MB
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Category: House & Home