GOOD Ideas | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

GOOD Ideas

Subscribe

Tease photo Cover

Putting a Toe in the Water of the Race Conversation

Racism is really hard to talk about, especially in bi- and multi-racial groups. So how do you start? How do you engage without offending? Here are a few tips.

Tease photo Cover

What Is Racism? Why Meanings Matter in Conversations About Race

Generally speaking, semantics of race falls into two categories.

Tease photo Cover

Racism Affects Families from Generation to Generation

Racism Affects Families from Generation to Generation

Tease photo Cover

Crimes Against (Some) Americans

In the past 30 years, America's prison population has exploded. Since 1970, our prison population has risen 700 percent, and the U.S. now houses roughly 25 percent of all prisoners ...

Tease photo Cover

What Is White Privilege?

The problem with white privilege is that those who enjoy it usually don't know it, or want to know.

Tease photo Cover

Facts Matter; So Do Stereotypes

Disparities between whites and people of color in the United States, and Mississippi, are still wide, and they result from years of historic racism and inequality.

Tease photo Cover

Taking Jobs from Blacks? Not so Much

When Chokwe Lumumba was a new member of the Jackson City Council, he went looking for an answer to the dubious adage that undocumented immigrants performing low-skill jobs in the ...

Tease photo Cover

Case Study: False Equivalence

One of the uglier memes that popped up during the recent Jackson mayoral campaign was the comparison of then-candidate Chokwe Lumumba to former Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett.

Cover

Resources for Race Dialogue

If you are interested in exploring and learning more about race in Mississippi and in America, here are a few resources to get started.

Tease photo Feature

Poverty in the Midst of Plenty

“Poverty in the Midst of Plenty is a paradox that must not go unchallenged in this country.” — John F. Kennedy

Tease photo Feature

How We Measure Poverty

Although lots of folks have tinkered with the formula and the numbers have been updated in line with the Consumer Price Index, the baseline assumption has not changed since the ...

Tease photo Feature

How Poverty Happens

It’s one thing to lose your job and suddenly face possible eviction if you don’t find a different one; it’s quite another to exist in a cycle of poverty surrounded ...

Feature

7 Poverty Triggers

There is a reason that blaming the poor for their plight is useless, not to mention offensive. It’s usually not their fault, especially if they stay poor for long.

Tease photo Feature

Searching Out Solutions to Poverty

Approaching solutions to poverty may seem like a daunting task. With so much to overcome, some folks are paralyzed into doing nothing at all. But making a difference doesn’t have ...

Tease photo Feature

Building Assets: A Path Out Of Poverty

Having a job that pays a living wage is only one aspect of lifting one’s self out of poverty.