Equality

Is going to a prestigious university the key to getting rich? All 25 of the richest Americans attended at least some college, and most graduated. To determine where America’s richest people went to...
The most powerful earthquake ever measured occurred in Chile in 1960, according to a 24/7 Tempo analysis.
The Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, made it illegal for employers and businesses to discriminate based on race, color, religion, or nationality. Though...
The most recent results from the Program for International Student Assessment, a cross-national test for 15-year-olds that measures key academic skills, exposes some structural shortcomings among...
You may not believe it till you see it, but according to a recent USDA report, retail prices of eggs have actually begun to ease. More than perhaps any other product, eggs have become a symbol of...
The world’s motorists have put the pandemic in the rearview mirror and are on the road again. That is not good news for some of the planet’s urban centers, which are choked with vehicular...
In an October 2020 report, the Department of Homeland Security singled out white supremacist violent extremism as a leading threat to national security. Only three months later, on Jan. 6, 2021,...
Gun sales spiked sharply over the course of COVID-19 pandemic. From 2016 through 2019, firearm background checks, widely used as an approximation for gun sales trends, were fairly flat, between 25...
On Jan. 16, 2023, the United States will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one day after the 94th anniversary of his birth. As a civil rights leader, King stood up, not only against the...
Gun sales, as approximated by background checks, surged in 2020 to 39,695,315 just as the COVID-19 pandemic began. They remained high through the middle of last year, and then started to decline....
There were 2,414 people on death row in the United States as of April 1, 2022. That figure has dropped every year for two decades. The state with the largest number of men and women on death row is...
According to the most recent federal rate, for 2021, 12.8% of American residents live in poverty. However, this measure is almost 70 years old, and is considered a rough and controversial accounting...
In 2021, nearly 34 million Americans, including 9 million children, were food insecure, with many relying on charities to feed themselves and their families. This year, thanks to the worst inflation...
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans are killed in car accidents. Auto crashes are one of the leading causes of non-natural death in the United States, and the #1 killer of Americans 1-54 years...
There has been no shortage of scandals this year. Individuals, companies, and governments were involved in a range of controversies related to what they said and did. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed news...