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- How Oregon’s Second Largest City Vanished in a Day
- Community Land Trusts Come of Age: Blow Out the Candles and Wish for a Policy Agenda!
- Urban renewal hurt African Americans, officials say. Now Portland leaders want to make amends
- In Portland, a neighborhood designs its own solution to displacement
- The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America
- Historical Context of Racist Planning – A History of How Planning Segregated Portland
- Shorter Articles:
- A Brief History of Redlining, Part 1
- We Live Here
- Gentrification at a Midwestern pace – November 222nd, 2018
- White Flight and Reclaimed Memories – October 17th, 2017
- Portland’s Long History of Racism and White Supremacy
- Location! Location! Location! – APRIL 11, 2018
- The Fundamental Right to Seek Asylum
- Beyond Environmental Refuge
- My Immigration Story
- What If You Were An Immigrant?
- No place like home–finding justice for climate refugees
- Immigration Reform: A Chance For a Better America
- The Myth of Legal Immigration
- What refugees need to start new lives
- What’s missing in the global debate over refugees
- “Bees, not refugees”: the environmentalist roots of anti-immigrant bigotry
- Trouble in Paradise: A Historical Perspective on Immigration in Oregon
- Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 118, no. 4, 2017, pp. 460–483
- Community Needs Assessment 2017 Report – Key findings from Oregon’s immigrant and refugee communities
- State of Oregon Employment Department: Migration Patterns in the Past Five Years
- Immigrants in Oregon and Washington
- Immigrants aren’t the real threat to public lands
- What Migrants Displaced By The Dust Bowl And Climate Events Can Teach Us
- The Refugees The World Barely Pays Attention To
- Reviving the American Dream: Lessons from Big Data
- Income and Wealth Inequality: Crash Course Economics #17
- Wealth: America’s other racial divide
- How economic inequality harms societies
- The Racial Wealth Gap in America
- Can Atlanta’s poor neighborhoods be lifted out of poverty?
- Toxic Inequality: How America’s Racial Wealth Gap Threatens Our Future
- How does income affect childhood brain development?
- Why it’s so hard to get off welfare
- How disadvantaged neighborhoods amplify racial inequality
- Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists
- Study Finds Racial Gap Between Who Causes Air Pollution And Who Breathes It
- “Barely Treading Water”: Why The Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Black Americans
- Disrupting the Racial Wealth Gap
- What Do We Do About America’s Racial Wealth Gap?
- Key findings on the rise in income inequality within America’s racial and ethnic groups
- The Mothers Who Fought To Radically Reimagine Welfare
- FACTS Racial Economic Inequality
- The Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans’ Health Is Widening
- You are here: A snapshot of where the Portland region’s working
- White Americans’ Hold on Wealth Is Old, Deep, and Nearly Unshakeable
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