Racism in the United States
"When talking about homelessness, race is often the elephant in the room. But no matter how much we avoid it, the blunt reality is that black Americans are greatly overrepresented in homeless shelters across the United States. In 2010, one out of every 141 black family members sought refuge in a homeless shelter, a rate seven times higher than members of white families."
- Homelessness: It's About Race, Not Just Poverty (Ralph do Costa Nunez)
On Friday, November 18, 2016, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and the Dallas Public Library co-sponsored Hard Conversations: Racism and Homelessness, with Jeff Olivet and Marc Dones, of the Center for Social Innovation (C4). Persistent racial inequality stands out in the area of homelessness, particularly in Dallas.
More talks at Hard Conversations.