Category Archives: Structural Violence

$5

I just got this book in the mail today, so I’m not even done with the introduction. But I had to pass this along because it almost defies comprehension:

“If there were a single indicator to measure the status of Black women in the United States, it would be the difference in median wealth for single Black women compared to single white women. A 2010 study found that the median wealth for a single white woman was $42,600 compared to the surreal median of $5 for single Black women.”

— Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

Inequality for All

From Oxfam:

In 2014, the richest 1% of people in the world owned 48% of global wealth,
leaving just 52% to be shared between the other 99% of adults on the planet.
Almost all of that 52% is owned by those included in the richest 20%, leaving just
5.5% for the remaining 80% of people in the world. If this trend continues of an
increasing wealth share to the richest, the top 1% will have more wealth than the
remaining 99% of people in just two years, as shown on Figure 2, with the wealth
share of the top 1% exceeding 50% by 2016.

OxfamFig2see http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/wealth-having-it-all-and-wanting-more-338125