1% vs 99%
“In all, the top 1 percent in the United States captured 85.1 percent of total income growth from 2009 to 2013.” (New York Times, Teresa Tritch)
“In 2013, the 1.6 million families in the top 1 percent made 25.3 times as much on average as the 161 million families in the bottom 99 percent.” (New York Times, Teresa Tritch)
“Between 2009 and 2013, for example — a period that encompasses most of the post-Great Recession era – the top 1 percent captured all of the income growth in 15 states (Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming).” (New York Times, Teresa Tritch)
“In another 9 states (Arizona, California, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas), the top 1 percent captured half to nearly all of the income growth.” (New York Times, Teresa Tritch)
“The mean income of the top 5 percent of households in Manhattan soared 9 percent in 2013 over 2012, giving Manhattan the biggest dollar income gap of any county in the country, according to data from the Census Bureau.” (New York Times, Sam Roberts)
LGBT Discrimination (SONDA)
“SONDA, which was passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in late 2002, became effective on January 16, 2003, and protects individuals who are discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation from that date forward.” (New York State Attorney General)
Exemptions of Sonda include “Limit employment, sales or rental of housing accommodations, and admission to persons of the same religion; give preferences to persons of the same religion or denomination; and take "such action as is calculated by such organization to promote the religious principles for which it is established or maintained." (New York State Attorney General)
“The Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act, typically known by its acronym "SONDA," prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights. New York has long prohibited discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics, such as race, sex, and religion.” (New York State Attorney General)
“A North Carolina law passed in March made it illegal for transgender people to use public restrooms that match their gender identity. The law drew condemnation from many artists, who boycotted the state, and from some companies, which canceled plans to do business there.” (New York Times, Lily Stack)
“Advocacy groups have encouraged enrollment in insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act, which was the first federal law to prohibit anti-L.G.B.T. discrimination in the health care system, said Mr. Baker.” (New York Times, Lily Stack)
“Cuomo also announced that the state Division of Human Rights recently settled 123 cases of alleged housing discrimination, including 44 in New York City, that resulted in damages for the victims as well as rent abatements, rent payment reductions, and improved housing conditions.” (New York Daily News, Kenneth Lovett)
On average more than 500 housing discrimination cases are filed with federal, state and local authorities, Cuomo said. (New York Daily News, Kenneth Lovett)
“The NYC Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination in private and public housing, land, and commercial spaces in New York City. This means that any person selling, renting, or leasing (including landlords, superintendents, building managers, brokers, and relators) cannot discriminate because of a person's actual or perceived protected status under the law.” (City of New York)
“Last year, HUD and its Fair Housing Assistance Program partner agencies received more than 8,000 complaints alleging discrimination based on one or more of the Fair Housing Act’s seven protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.”
(U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary Ben Carson)
“HUD also directs part of the $42 million in fair housing enforcement and outreach grants it awards each year through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) toward addressing discrimination against families with children.” (U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary Ben Carson)
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