A recent Menzies School of Health Research study analysed the school attendance records of about 6,500 children born in the Northern Territory between 1994 and 2004. It found that two-thirds (66%) of the Indigenous students in the sample attended school less than 80% of the school days over their school career. In contrast, just 5% of non-Indigenous students fell below the touchstone 80% attendance level.

How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush

A recent Menzies School of Health Research study analysed the school attendance records of about 6,500 children born in the Northern Territory between 1994 and 2004. It found that two-thirds (66%) of the Indigenous students in the sample attended school less than 80% of the school days over their school career. In contrast, just 5% of non-Indigenous students fell below the touchstone 80% attendance level.

How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush

A typical cow in the European Union receives a government subsidy of $2.20 a day. The cow earns more than 1.2 billion of the world’s poorest people. 

Farm subsidies gone wild: Cows in Europe earn more per day than 1.2 billion poor people

The growth of incarceration rates among black men in recent decades combined with the sharp drop in black employment rates during the Great Recession have left most black men in a position relative to white men that is really no better than the position they occupied only a few years after the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Neal, D. & Rick, A. (2014). Prison boom and the lack of black progress after Smith and Welsh. NBER Working Paper 20283.

“By the time they reached the age of 23, more than three quarters of the New South Wales Indigenous population had been cautioned by police, referred to a youth justice conference or convicted of an offence in a New South Wales criminal court.”
Weatherburn, D. (2014). Arresting incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment.
“The rate of Indigenous imprisonment is nearly eighteen times that of non-Indigenous Australians — six times larger than the disparity between African-American and white imprisonment rates in the United States.”
Weatherburn, D. (2014). Arresting incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment.

Black men in their 20s and early 30s without a high school diploma … [are] more likely to be behind bars than to have a job.

Prison and the Poverty Trap

More than 80 per cent of [rape victims] said they did not report their assault to the police, while 29 per cent said they told nobody – not even a friend or family member – of their ordeal.

Unreported rapes: The silent shame (via Hannah)

At least 10 times as many girls are now trafficked into brothels annually as African slaves were transported to the New World in the peak years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

The face of modern slavery

Twenty-one per cent of Sri Lankan males who were seen at a London torture treatment centre reported sexual abuse while in detention. In El Salvador, 76% of male political prisoners surveyed in the 1980s described at least one incidence of sexual torture. A study of 6,000 concentration-camp inmates in Sarajevo found that 80% of men reported having been raped.

The rape of men

In 2009, for every dollar of wealth the average white household had, black households only had two cents.

The disappearing black middle class

The amount the U.S. military spends annually on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan: $20.2 billion.

That’s more than NASA’s budget. It’s more than BP has paid so far for damage during the Gulf oil spill. It’s what the G-8 has pledged to help foster new democracies in Egypt and Tunisia.

Among the costs of war: $20B in air conditioning

Half of the Indigenous juveniles in custody were first admitted to custody before they were 13.
2009 NSW Young People in Custody Health Survey

Half of the Indigenous juveniles in custody were first admitted to custody before they were 13.

2009 NSW Young People in Custody Health Survey

Two thirds (66%) of [women in prison] reported having been involved in at least one violent relationship.

2009 NSW Inmate Health Survey


Black respondents perceived decreases in anti-Black bias over time and relatively nonexistent anti-White bias, but White respondents perceived anti-Black bias as declining even more quickly and anti-White bias as increasing sharply—particularly in recent years. Indeed, we observed a complete reversal over time in White respondents’ views of racism.
… 
By the 2000s, some 11% of Whites gave anti-White bias the maximum rating on our scale, in comparison with only 2% of Whites who did so for anti-Black bias.

Norton, M. & Sommers, S. (2011). Whites see racism as a zero-sum game that they are now losing. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6(3), 215-218.

Black respondents perceived decreases in anti-Black bias over time and relatively nonexistent anti-White bias, but White respondents perceived anti-Black bias as declining even more quickly and anti-White bias as increasing sharply—particularly in recent years. Indeed, we observed a complete reversal over time in White respondents’ views of racism.

… 

By the 2000s, some 11% of Whites gave anti-White bias the maximum rating on our scale, in comparison with only 2% of Whites who did so for anti-Black bias.

Norton, M. & Sommers, S. (2011). Whites see racism as a zero-sum game that they are now losing. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6(3), 215-218.

An estimated 100,000 to 300,000 American-born children are sold for sex each year.

In Oakland, redefining sex trade workers as abuse victims