Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer In 2014, the city had contracted with a private inspector to assist with a backlog of cases. That brought the total number of qualified inspectors to two for an average of up to 500 cases per year, according to data analyzed for The Plain Dealer by The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.
Cleveland Plain Dealer By Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner With the help of data experts at Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, we pinpointed nearly 70 census tracts in the county — almost all in Cleveland or East Cleveland — where as many as 1 in 3 children are likely poisoned.
Cleveland Plain DealerBy Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner Here in Cleveland, where a multimillion-dollar taxpayer-funded plan is under way to improve the failing public schools, no one seems to be paying much attention to the lead factor.
Cleveland Plain DealerBy Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner
Cleveland Plain DealerBy Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner The real number of kids likely to be poisoned is staggering, according to an analysis The Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University recently completed for The Plain Dealer.
The Columbus Dispatch The events — on Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17 — will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Downtown High School, 363 S. 4th St. All are free. On March 16, a daylong summit is planned for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Columbus State. The college also will hold two business roundtables, on Nov. 30 and Feb. 29. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Columbus State’s Dublin learning center, 6805 Bobcat Way.
The Board of State and Community Corrections of California (BSCC) has listed Kirwan Institute’s 2015 Implicit Bias Review as an important resource in reducing racial disparities. Their initiative is to create an equitable juvenile justice system.
Featured on Sojourners by Lisa Sharon Harper, A 2014 REPORT from the Kirwan Institute identifies a few key things we can do to dismantle the craziness. Here are four: 1. Take the free Harvard Implicit Association Test online.
Featured on Crooks & Liars by Karoli With all of the controversy about the weekend interruption of Bernie Sanders’ rally by Black Lives Matter activists, perhaps it’s worth refreshing memories about the timing and purpose of nonviolent action; specifically, why the timing will never be right and is always right.
MTV has launched a social justice campaign that aims to prompt young people to combat “hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT bias” through a “seven-day racial bias cleanse.” The cleanse call to action is one part of the “Look Different” campaign launched by MTV; another aspect is a controversial new white privilege documentary MTV is slated to air soon.
Featured on WYSO Ohio The national study by the advocacy group Women Donors Network found 95 percent of the country’s elected prosecutors are white and 80 percent male. Ohio is no different. All of Ohio’s 88 county prosecutors are white, just 12 of those are women.
The Columbus Dispatch Earlier national studies also have pointed to troubling patterns in and around Columbus. That struggle, some observers say, can be obscured by the area’s growth and relatively low unemployment rate.
Next City The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Fair Housing Act in late June was seen by many as an acknowledgement of how racial discrimination continues to affect real estate — whether intentional or not. And from why police make arrests to how bosses review employees, unconscious (or implicit) bias has a widespread effect on minorities and women. As a result, it is much more difficult to insulate against — and educate about — than overt racism and sexism.
Columbus Dispatch  Black students are three times more likely to be expelled from school than white students, according to a report by the United Way of Central Ohio. The 2015 Champion of Children report, discussed at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday afternoon, was compiled by the United Way, Community Research Partners and the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University. About 300 people attended the luncheon event.
Raleigh News & Observer Implicit bias is a trending term of art in discussions of race relations. Attention to the concept has followed events in Ferguson, Staten Island and now McKinney, Texas. In plain words, implicit bias is an unconscious prejudice, an involuntary attitude or stereotype.