Let the Racial Progress Rise

Photo by Zach Frailey via Flickr In honor of this past Martin Luther King Jr holiday, Huffington Post released a study revealing which states have made racial progress since his “I Have A Dream Speech.” Specifically, the study measures racial integration and racial progress through homeownership, median income, and poverty rates for both blacks and whites.   Racial integration is …

Poverty May Be Linked to Inadequate Brain Development in Children

Young children who come from impoverished communities are more likely to encounter academic obstacles later in life.  Recent studies suggest that poverty may have a notable physiological impact on the brains of young children. On October 28, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri published a study in JAMA Pediatrics journal linking inhibited brain development …