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2021

Policy Papers 2021 CoverRace in the Time of COVID-19

Read the 2021 Policy Papers "Race in the Time of COVID-19"

"Race in the time of COVID-19" assesses the impact of the pandemic on exacerbating educational, health, and employment inequalities and the loss of intergenerational wealth among African Americans who have disproportionately died because of COVID-19.

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2020

FY 19-20  Hooks Institute Annual Report


Let Every Voice Be Heard: Protecting the Right to Vote and American Democracy | 2020 Hooks Institute Policy Papers

Shanna Singh Hughey and Dawn Schluckebier "Voting with Conviction: Voting Rights and Voting Restoration in Tennessee"
Mitchell Brown "The Criminalization of the Ballot Box: Navigating the Rise of Voter Prosecutions, Charting a Path of Resistance"
Rev. Earle Fisher and Sijuwola Crawford "#UPTheVote901 and the Fight for Democracy in Memphis/Shelby County"


2018-19 Hooks Annual Report

2020 Poverty Fact Sheet

Elena Delavega, Ph.D.
Programs Research Advisor, Hooks Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, the University of Memphis

2019

Land, Economic Mobility and Race: The Tale of Two Nations, One Rich, One Poor | 2019 Hooks Institute Policy Papers

William R. Emmons, Ana H. Kent, and Lowell R. Ricketts. "Economic Challenges Facing Black Men and Boys"
Wade Rathke, Diné Butler. "A Memphis Mirage: How Home Mortgage Alternatives and Increased Equity Firm Ownership Diminish Wealth in Low-Income Communities"
Shelly White-Means. "Workplace Settings and Job Types as Determinants of Health Disparities"


2019 Poverty Fact Sheet

Elena Delavega, Ph.D.
Programs Research Advisor, Hooks Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, the University of Memphis


 

2018

Climbing Out from Under the Rock: Restoring Civil Rights, Economics, and Social Justice in Memphis and the Nation | 2018 Hooks Institute Policy Papers

Daniel Kiel, JD. The Dangers of a Fragmented Educational Landscape in Shelby County
Demetria D. Frank, JD. Implicit Bias and Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Shelby County Juvenile Court System 
Daphene R. McFerren, JD; Elena Delavega, PhD. The Robots Are Ready! Are We? Automation, Race, and the Workforce
Ana L. Leech, MD. Race and Poverty: Disparities in Healthcare at the End of Life


 

2017-18 Hooks Institute Annual Report

2018 Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet

Elena Delavega, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Hooks Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, the University of Memphis


 

The Poverty Report: Memphis Since MLK

Published by the National Civil Rights Museum

Terri Lee Freeman
President, National Civil Rights Museum

Elena Delavega, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Hooks Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, the University of Memphis

2017

2017 Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet

Elena Delavega, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Hooks Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, the University of Memphis


 

Bending the Arc Towards Justice: Including the Excluded 2017 Hooks Institute Policy Papers

Michael R. Duke, Ph.D., Immigrants in Small Cities: Opportunities and Challenges
Peter A. Kindle, Ph.D., CPA, LMSW. Welfare Dependency and Extractive Economies: Lessons Learned from Pine Ridge
Idia B. Thurston, Ph.D.Prioritizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Lives in the Era of Resistance and Prejudicial Rhetoric
Nabil A. Bayakly, Ph.D.Memphis and Islam: Integrating Muslims and Islam into the Community Fabric

2016

Race, Class, and Social Justice in Memphis: A Call to Bridge the Great Divide 2016 Hooks Institute Policy Papers

Charles A. Santo, Ph.D., "Transportation, Urban Form, and Social Justice in Memphis"
Simone Tulumello, Ph.D., "The Long Way to a Safer Memphis: Local Policies for Crime Prevention Needs Structural Change"
Eric Groenendyk, Ph.D.. "Ideology and Division: How We Got Here, How Do We Get Back? The Search for Unity"
Daphene R. McFerren, JD; Elena Delavega, Ph.D., MSW. Executive Summary


2016 Memphis Poverty Fact Sheet

Elena Delavega, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Hooks Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, the University of Memphis


2014 Comparative Demographics by Race: Tennessee, Shelby County, and Memphis
2014 Educational Attainment by Race: Shelby County

Elena Delavega, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Hooks Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, the University of Memphis

2014

A Call for Collective Action: Tackling Social Challenges in Memphis

Daphene McFerren, Steven Soifer, Gregory Washington, Elena Delavega, John Gnuschke
University of Memphis Faculty Fellows

2013

Uneven Magnitude of Disparities in Cancer Risks from Air Toxics

Chunrong Jia
University of Memphis

2010

Overcoming: The Hidden Fury of Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath and Implications for the Future of New Orleans

D'Ann Penner
University of Memphis

2009

The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States Today, Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2009

Conference Overview


Change Gonna Come: Obama's Rhetorical Genius and its Impact on Hip Hop

Wilfredo Gomez
Bucknell University


Killing Two Birds with One Stone: A Muslim Obama

Usame Tunagur
Ohio University


Barack Obama: In Search of His Father, in Search of Himself

Stephanie Li
University of Rochester


Racism, Stress and Health: Why Obama's Class Based Approach Won't Eliminate Racial and Health Gaps

Vernellia R. Randall
University of Dayton School of Law


Anti-Zionist by Association: Conservative American-Jewish Perceptions of Candidate Obama

Jonathan Sciarcon
University of California at Santa Barbara


Towards a More Perfect Union: Obama and Colorblind Public

Bill E. Lawson
Dept. of Philosophy, University of Memphis


"What Are You?" A "Post-Race" Obama America Meets Critical Race Theory

Celia Anderson, University of Memphis
Adrienne Dixson, Ohio State University


Is a Post-Obama Period the Same as Post-Colonialism

Thandeka Chapman
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2005

Integration, School Finance Reform, and Milliken II Remedies: The Time Has Come for Equal Educational Opportunity

Susan Ratner


Critical Pedagogy in a Time of Uncertainty: Forging a New Movement

Antonia Darder


Across Races and Nations: Social Justice Organizing in the Transnational South

Barbara Ellen Smith


American Standards for American Children: Mobilizing for Child Care during the 20th Century

Doug Imig

2004

Local Civil Rights Struggles and School Desegregation

Kenneth Andrews


'For Better and For Worse?': Black Opinion on the US Supreme Court Since Brown

Rosalee Clawson, Katherine Tate, and Eric N. Waltenberg


Compliance with Brown v. Board of Education: The Role of Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965

Kenneth Holland


Signals and Spillover: Brown v. Board of Education and Other Social Movements

David Meyer


The Whole United States is Southern!!: Brown v. Board and the Mystification of Race

Charles Payne


Legal Endogeneity and the Limits of Equal Opportunity

Lauren Edelman


Defying the Civil Rights Lobby: The American Multicultural Movement

Kim Williams


Racial Formations in the 'Nuevo' South

Barbara Ellen Smith


Building a Social Movement for America's Children

Doug Imig


The More Things Change: Immigration, Demographics and the Rise of White Identity Politics in America

Steven Gardiner


Negotiating Difference and Building Community: Race, Nationality and Normatives in Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Civil Rights Activism

Kate Kane

2003

Would Brown Make It in New York City? The First Phase of the Battle for Public School Integration, 1954-1957

Kristopher Bryan Burrell


From Desegregation to Integration: The History of the United States Supreme Court's Historic Green v. New Kent County School Board, Virginia, Decision (1968)

Brian James Daugherity


The White Citizen's Council of Montgomery, 1955-1958: The Politics of Countermovement, Moral Culture and Civic Bigotry

Seneca Vaught

2002

Emancipation, Elevation, and Education: Black Education in New York City during the 1830's

Kristopher Bryan Burrell


It Happened Here Too: The Black Liberation Movement of St. Louis, Missouri

Kenneth Stuart Jolly