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!

White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed

Why Universal Childcare Isn’t a Perfect Solution

Race, the Jewish Conundrum and the Fierce Urgency of Now

What I Learned From Talking With My Neighbors About Gentrification

COMMENTARY: School fight about gentrification

How Libraries Have Embraced Their Role in the Public Safety Net

The Death of Gentrification Guilt

The white population is growing in many U.S. cities for the first time in years

Between the World and Me: Empathy Is a Privilege

‘Ze’ or ‘They’? A Guide to Using Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A Small Boost in Family Income Makes a Big Difference for Kids

Redlining is Alive and Well—and Evolving

5 Examples of How Housing Background Checks Reveal Systematic Discrimination

Are American schools making inequality worse?

Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait

The Slave-State Origins of Modern Gun Rights

The Revolutionary Aims of Black Lives Matter

Breakfast of Gentrifiers

Gentrification Backlash Has Inspired Its Own Backlash

Most Americans Get ‘Free Stuff’ From The Government