inequality

March 20, 2017
This report was published by For Youth Initiative. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: The focus of this report is to summarize, analyze, explain, and evaluate the statements made by panellists at “YOUTH SPEAK!” (2010) concerning their experiences with the criminal justice system, and to compile those statements into understandable themes. This report compiles and expands upon a total of five themes, all centred around issues in the justice system. The following themes have been highlighted by at-risk youth as the main determinants for their disproportionate contact with the...
January 26, 2017
This report was published by Children's Aid Society of Toronto. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   This report draws from new data to update the 2014 report, The Hidden Epidemic: A Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto.It is the result of a collaboration between CAS of Toronto, Family Service Toronto, Social Planning Toronto, and Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change. It describes the level – and unequal distribution – of poverty and deprivation among children and families in Toronto, and explores how living in poverty affects access to housing, food, recreation, education...
May 22, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?This academic article presents findings from research that explored the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newcomer youth and the various oppressions they face post-migration, including homophobia and racism.  This paper explored two main questions: What are challenges facing LGBT newcomer youth after their journey? How can we, as a society, respond...
October 30, 2015
This video was produced by the Children's Aid Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:As a young teen Jamil Jivani would never have imagined himself as a graduate of Yale Law School or articling with Torys LLP. As a teen he struggled in school and was frequently stopped by police and security guards because of his ethnic profile. Police profiling, particularly as it was related to black youth led to him founding the Policing Literacy Initiative. His five14 talk is titled Optimism when Confronting Inequality.
September 25, 2015
“Black male exceptionalism” is the premise that African American men fare more poorly than any other group in the United States. The discourse of Black male exceptionalism presents African American men as an “endangered species.” Some government agencies, foundations, and activists have responded by creating “Black male achievement” programs. There are almost no corresponding “Black female achievement” programs. Yet empirical data does not support the claim that Black males are burdened more than Black females. Without attention to intersectionality, Black male achievement programs risk...
September 18, 2015
This report was published by United Nations Children's Fund. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report catalogues, in heart-wrenching detail, the array of dangers adolescents face: the injuries that kill 400,000 of them each year; early pregnancy and childbirth, a primary cause of death for teenage girls; the pressures that keep 70 million adolescents out of school; exploitation, violent conflict and the worst kind of abuse at the hands of adults. It also examines the dangers posed by emerging trends like climate change, whose intensifying effects in many developing countries...