Welcome to This Week In Links. This series is a place for us to share articles that our fellows and staff are reading to deepen their understanding of the context of their work. By linking to these stories, we are not necessarily endorsing the positions, but sharing interesting material for discussion and reflection. We invite you to share, comment, and discuss these stories, and also to share your top links from the past week!

Neighbors But Not Classmates

The intellectual history of the minimum wage and overtime
The Architecture of Segregation

Support for Redistribution in an Age of Rising Inequality: New Stylized Facts and Some Tentative Explanations

Urban Trees Enhance Children’s Brains, Too

A white ally’s frustration with the country’s race dynamics

Out of Control: The Systematic Disenfranchisement of African American and Latino Communities through School Takeovers

America’s Poorest Are Getting Virtually No Assistance

A back to school night at Eliza Shirley House

When a Poem by a White, Male Author Smells Less Sweet
The Complicated Link Between Gentrification and Displacement

The Spirit and Promise of Detroit

How Rising Inequality Increases Political Polarization

We’re Still Dehumanizing Others

The Key to Reviving American Institutions May Lie Next Door

Two largest land banks in Pennsylvania have been slow getting off the ground

Can We Talk About Urban Violence Without the Word ‘Black’?

Why A White Poet Posed As Asian To Get Published, And What’s Wrong With That

Mapping the Difference Between Minimum Wage and Cost of Living

The Dangers of Visible Inequality

The Never-Ending Stadium Boondoggle

Growing economic segregation among school districts and schools

The Rise of Victimhood Culture

Mass Incarceration, Visualized

What it’s like to live on $2 a day in the United States

The Story Of How Income Inequality Has Exploded In America

When the Poor Oppose a Redistribution of Wealth