Critical Race Theory in Data: What the Statistics Show

The concept of Critical Race Theory (CRT) has sparked heated debate in recent years, particularly after conservative activists singled out this school of thought as a hotbed of applied Marxism in both higher and K-12 education. The response from CRT’s defenders has been peculiar, to put it mildly. Just over a decade ago, leading CRT […]

Fed’s Powell says inflation data this year shows a ‘lack of progress’

Philip Palumbo, founder and CEO of Palumbo Wealth Management, offers tips on how investors can build a healthy portfolio in The Craman Countdown. federal reserve Chairman Jerome Powell The governor said on Tuesday that it would likely take “longer than expected” for inflation to reach the central bank’s 2% target, raising new questions about when […]

Congressional minority caucuses call for data on government spending on contractors

A tri-party caucus in Congress called on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to release complete federal contract spending data disaggregated by race and ethnicity. The chairs of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), as well as Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), lead 40 Democrats. […]

San Francisco Basically Stopped Enforcing Traffic Laws, Data Shows

San Francisco has undertaken a decade-long trend of decreasing traffic enforcement, city data shows. Police in San Francisco issued around 130,000 traffic citations in 2014, falling to just a few thousand in 2023, according to municipal data analyzed by the San Francisco Chronicle. The decline in traffic enforcement does not appear to be a function […]

Workforce development data sharing must ‘adapt or die’

(The Center Square) — State agencies across the commonwealth gather data on jobs, employment, and the economy — but they struggle to share it, hamstringing how useful it is. Legislators have taken notice and are looking to compel some digital cooperation. Senate Bill 761, introduced by Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, would require the Department of […]

Illinois woman sues Target for collecting biometric data without consent

Check out what’s being clicked on An Illinois woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Target, alleging the retailer collected and stored biometric data, including facial and fingerprint scans, without her consent, in violation of state law. Arnetta Dean, who filed the lawsuit to prevent Target from further violating the privacy rights of […]

China’s Q1 GDP growth surpassed expectations, data shows

Check out what’s being clicked on Data on Tuesday showed China’s economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter, giving officials some relief as they work to maintain growth. The government has announced fiscal and monetary policy measures to achieve the target of approximately 5% GDP growth in 2024. Analysts called this an […]

US Faces All-Time High Drug Shortage, Data Shows

The U.S. is facing its worst drug shortage since the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) started tracking them in 2001, a Thursday statement by the association reads. “During the first quarter of 2024, ASHP and our partner, the University of Utah Drug Information Service [UUDIS], tracked 323 active shortages. This is an all-time high, […]


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