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Focus Questions


Topic: Community Issues
Race, Class, Education and Economy on Long Island

1. Is Long Island becoming more racially diverse?
2. What groups of Long Island’s population are growing at the fastest rate?
3. What is racial segregation?
4. What is economic segregation?
5. Can racial and economic segregation overlap?
6. What are high poverty schools?
7. What are the problems facing students in high poverty schools?
8. Is there racial diversity in your community and/ or school district?
9. What are potential remedies to inequalities in public schools on Long Island?
10. How has the recent recession affected the economy of Long Island?
11. How does the increase of economic inequality impact Long Islanders?
12. What can we do to make our society more equal?
13. What can we do to help young people realize their creative and working potential in the suburbs?


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E-Links for Focus Questions

1. Is Long Island becoming more racially diverse?

Newsday:
http://longisland.newsday.com/templates/simpleDB/?pid=191
http://www.mrformansplanet.com/Newsday12142010HispAsian.pdf

CBS News:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/24/long-island-among-americas-most-segregated-metro-areas/

Make The Road New York;
http://www.maketheroadny.org/article.php?ID=2738

The Long Island History Journal:
http://www.stonybrook.edu/lihj/IssueFiles/V21_1/Articles/Ruff/ruff.pdf

ERASE Racism (New York):
http://www.eraseracismny.org/press-room/6-press-releases/
255-new-research-reveals-continued-segregation-and-racial-disparities

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/realestate/27lizo.html

Valley Stream Herald:
https://liherald.com/valleystream/stories/Changing-demographics-demand-new-thinking,47586?
content_source=&category_id=28&search_filter=&event_mode=
&event_ts_from=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=&town_id=


2. What groups of Long Island’s population are growing at the fastest rate?

Long Island Index:
http://www.longislandindex.org/explore/e75694c1-0c70-4008-aa6f-330355ca0a33

The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203554104577000263988738328.html

Suffolk County Department of Planning:
http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/0/planning/Publications/demoecon_all_012309.pdf


3. What is racial segregation?

The Library of Congress:
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-segregation.html

Smithsonian National Museum of American History:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/1-segregated/segregated-america.html

The Socialist Alternative:
http://www.socialistalternative.org/literature/malcolmx/ch3.html

National Humanities Center:
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1917beyond/essays/crm.htm
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1865-1917/essays/segregation.htm

Public Broadcasting Service:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/index.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/

National Park Services:
http://www.nps.gov/malu/forteachers/jim_crow_laws.htm


4. What is economic segregation?

Public Broadcasting Services:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/july-dec12/segregation_08-01.html

Pew Research Center:
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/08/01/the-rise-of-residential-segregation-by-income/

NPR (National Public Radio):
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/13/158694543/a-new-kind-of-segregation-income-segregation

US 2010: Discover America in a New Century:
http://www.s4.brown.edu/us2010/Data/Report/report111111.pdf

Inequality.org:
http://inequality.org/income-inequality/

The National Bureau of Economic Research:
http://www.nber.org/papers/w14908

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston:
http://www.bos.frb.org/commdev/c&b/2012/fall/geographic-segregation-role-of-income-inequality.htm


5. Can racial and economic segregation overlap?

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development:
http://www.huduser.org/portal/pdredge/pdr_edge_research_032212.html

Cornell University:
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/06/reunion-rooks-calls-end-racial-segregation

United States National Library of Medicine; National Institutes of Health:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079029/

The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/american-schools-still-he_n_1901583.html

The Smithsonian:
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/08/
in-step-with-income-inequality-us-cities-more-geographically-segregated-than-ever/

Population Reference Bureau:
http://www.prb.org/Articles/2012/us-high-poverty-neighborhoods.phpx


6. What are high poverty schools?

Education by the Numbers (The Hechinger Report):
http://educationbythenumbers.org/content/
the-number-of-high-poverty-schools-increases-by-about-60-percent_161/

The Network for Public Education:
http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/news/
education-by-the-numbers-the-number-of-high-poverty-schools-increases-by-about-60-percent-the-hechinger-report/

The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/27/report-percentage-of-high_n_592159.html


7. What could be done to reduce the economic segregation of the minority population?

National Education Association:
http://www.nea.org/home/39745.htm

Erase Racism New York:
http://www.eraseracismny.org/storage/documents/education/ERASE_Racism-long-island-district-facts.pdf

Nation Association for the Advancement of Colored People:
http://naacp.3cdn.net/e5524b7d7cf40a3578_2rm6bn7vr.pdf

Covering Poverty – A Tool Kit for Journalists:
http://www.coveringpoverty.org/tutorials/education/

Learning First Alliance:
http://www.learningfirst.org/staffing

Inequality in Teaching and Schooling: Supporting High-Quality Teaching and Leadership in Low-Income Schools:
http://www.stanford.edu/~ldh/publications/LDH-Post-Inequality.pdf

Urban Institute:
http://www.urban.org/publications/1001469.html


8. Is there racial diversity in your community and/ or school district?

Long Island Index:
https://lii-production.s3.amazonaws.com/cms-uploads/presses/8/LI-school-segregation-press-release.pdf

Long Island.com:
http://www.longisland.com/articles/03-26-12/long-island-schools-integration-or-segregation.html

Institute on Race and Poverty: Research, Education and Advocacy:
http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/irp.pdf

ERASE Racism New York:
http://www.eraseracismny.org/our-work/education

Long Island Herald:
http://www.liherald.com/stories/Long-Island-Index-releases-study-on-school-segregation,40918?page=1&content_source=

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/gross-li-schools-are-separate-and-unequal-1.2927465

Long Island Regional Planning Board:
http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/0/planning/LIRPC/LIRPC_SDSeg.pdf


9. What are potential remedies to inequalities in public schools on Long Island?

Times Beacon Record (North Shore of Long Island):
http://www.northshoreoflongisland.com/
Articles-i-2012-05-10-92306.112114-sub-Long-Island-needs-crossdistrict-high-schools.html

Teachers College: Columbia University:
http://www.tc.edu/news.htm?articleID=7175

ERASE Racism New York:
http://www.eraseracismny.org/press-room/6-press-releases/257-new-education-equity-working-groups

Long Island Index:
http://longislandfed.org/sites/longislandfed.org/files/specialanalysis.pdf


10. How has the recent recession affected the economy of Long Island?

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/business/li-s-post-recession-job-market-more-jobs-lower-pay-1.5341252

Long Island Index:
https://lii-production.s3.amazonaws.com/cms-uploads/presses/88/Long_Island_Index_Survey_Report_Dec_2012.pdf
http://www.longislandindex.org/explore/96e4c375-d00f-406d-901d-a6717d5220a8

Long Island Press:
http://archive.longislandpress.com/2012/03/29/long-island-grads-face-uncertain-future/

Long Island Business News:
http://libn.com/2013/07/08/temporary-jobs-becoming-a-permanent-fixture-in-us/

The Wall Street Journal:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324082604578487262418389512.html

Department of Labor:
http://labor.ny.gov/stats/lon/


11. How does the increase of economic inequality impact Long Islanders?

United States Census Bureau:
http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-16.pdf

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/25/business/yourmoney/25view.html

The National Bureau of Economic Research:
http://www.nber.org/reporter/spring03/health.html

Inequality.org:
http://inequality.org/inequality-health/

Public Broadcasting Service:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/july-dec11/makingsense_09-28.html


12. What can we do to make our society more equal?

The Society for Human Resource Management:
http://www.shrm.org/Research/Articles/Articles/Documents/040329Quaterly.pdf

National Network for Child Care:
http://www.nncc.org/Diversity/divers.rea.stereotypes.html

The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/murray-lipp/
we-must-target-the-origins-of-homophobic-violence-religion-patriarchy-and-heterosexism_b_3323308.html

Cornell University:
http://lgbtrc.cornell.edu/dos/cms/lgbt/organizations/dash.cfm

ERASE Racism New York:
http://www.eraseracismny.org

Newsworks:
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//nw-philly-parents/37492-shifting-family-roles

New York State Assembly:
http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Harry-B-Bronson/story/52120/

The Community Toolbox:
http://ctb.ku.edu/en/tablecontents/sub_section_main_1173.phpx


13. What can we do to help young people realize their creative and working potential in the suburbs?

Center for Partnership Studies:
http://www.partnershipway.org/partnership-system/building-partnership-education/partnership-components

Self Enhancement Inc.:
http://www.selfenhancement.org/about/what-we-do/

Power to Change:
http://powertochange.com/world/realizepotential/

Mentor (National Mentoring Partnership):
http://www.mentoring.org/about_mentor/mission


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Helpful Links:

http://www.eraseracismny.org
http://www.longislandindex.org
http://www.longislandpress.com
http://www.loc.gov/index.html
http://nces.ed.gov
http://www.census.gov
http://www.pewresearch.org
http://www.naacp.org
http://www.pbs.org
http://libn.com
http://www.nea.org


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