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Poverty, Inequity, and Inequality?

There’s a lot to learn, but it’s easy to get started.
Let’s start with three basic questions. For each one, we’ll suggest something to read, something to watch, and something to listen to.

1. Why Is There so Much Poverty and Inequality?



The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True

Zipcode Destiny:
The Persistent Power of Place and Education

2. What Does the Bible Say About Poverty and Justice?

Responding Biblically to Poverty, Corruption, and Injustice


Justice According to the Bible: A Quick Overview


White Privilege and the Myth of Equality


3. Why Do Some in Our City Have It so Good and Others Have so Little?

What Inequality is All About


The Atlantic: Building Equity


San Antonio Leads the Nation in Economic Inequality


1934 Map of San Antonio — Maps like this one were used to designate neighborhoods that were more or less desirable for investment based on ethnicity. Check out this story to learn about some of the long-term effects of this map.

More Resources

Is the American Dream Realistic for Everyone?

How does the American dream differ for different groups and individuals?

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

We Won’t Fix America Until We Talk About Class

Can Raj Chetty Save the American Dream?

Why Does San Antonio Have an Inequality Problem?

How does the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest ZIP codes in San Antonio impact families and children?

Once Again, San Antonio Leads on Inequality


San Antonio’s History of Economic Segregation and Social Inequality


Watch Live: The Editorial Board Discuss Inequity in
San Antonio


What We're Reading

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Click here to get the book and download the discussion guide.

What is Brown Church?
with Robert Chao Romero


Reading the Gospels While Black
with Esau McCaulley






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