Here are some statistics to get you started as far as women's numbers in publishing with Pulitzer Prize statistics (not yet looking specifically at gender/race, gender/parent-status, gender/socioeconomics):

Baggott, J. (2009, December 30). The key to literary success? Be a man -- or
write like one. The Washington Post. Retrieved from
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/29/AR2009122902292.html :

I could understand Publishers Weekly's phallocratic list if women were writing only a third of the books published or if women didn't float the industry as book buyers or if the list were an anomaly. In fact, Publishers Weekly is in sync with Pulitzer Prize statistics. In the past 30 years, only 11 prizes have gone to women. Amazon recently announced its 100 best books of 2009 -- in the top 10, there are two women. Top 20? Four. Poets & Writers shared a list of 50 of the most inspiring writers in the world this month; women made up only 36 percent.

Fact Monster from Information Please gives lists of who has won:
Letters, drama, & music

Perugia Press has broken the listings down into percentages:

* Pulitzer Prize for Poetry: 68% male winners, 32% female winners
* Nobel Prize in Literature: 87% male winners, 13% female winners
* National Book Critics Circle Award: 62% male winners, 38% female winners
* PEN/Faulkner Award: 86% male winners, 14% female winners
* Booker Prize: 69% male winners, 31% female winners

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QUESTION: # and race of police killed by police

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I'm trying to find out the number of black police killed by white police in NYC, as well as the number of white police killed by black police (if any.) If possible, also the number where the officer was considered a suspect vs caught in crossfire.

There's a comment here that provides some clues: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2009/05/police_officers.php

But I want to find an authoritative source I can cite.


ANSWER: white prisoners


There are several good ways that you could find journal articles that cover studies that have been done on the economic status of white prisoners. You can do exploratory searching using Google Scholar (like this one)and take note of the articles and journal names of interest - then using New York Public Library's catalog, you can look up whether the library has the journal.

Another, more targeted, approach is to go into the library (the SYBL business library branch) to use the electronic journal article data base called "Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS)" - you can plug in the phrases "*Crime and criminals - Economic aspects" and "Prisoners -- Economic conditions" as searched in the "Descriptor Field".

I tried this and got the following promising looking article from the journal "Corrections Management Quarterly":

Henry, D. Alan. "The impact of financial conditions of release on jail populations." Corrections management quarterly 3(1999):28-34.

Lastly, you can get good summary statistics of prison populations and various socioeconomic variables from this page at the US Department of Justice

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ALA Midwinter: Diversity Discussion Group on White Privilege

The ALA Office for Diversity is sponsoring a discussion on white privilege among its events at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia.

The discussion will be Saturday, January 12, 2008, 1:30-3:30pm Loews Hotel, Lescaze Room, 1200 Market Street

Whites Confronting Racism Workshop in Philly Nov 30-Dec 2

I hope folks won't perceive this post as terribly off-topic for Radical Reference. I think understanding and confronting one's own racism is essential work for all activists, regardless of the primary missions of their various projects.

QUESTION: Social Justice in Florida

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Hello -

I am looking for resources that will help me identify trends (say over a 5-10 year period) in social, economic and environmental justice in Florida. Other than the U.S. Census, are there resources or research institutes that you could recommend? I am also looking for data on trends (Florida) in privatization and gentrification, to the extent that it is available.



There is a large amount of information available on the 1992 Los Angeles riot-- films, government documents, books and articles. If you have access to a public or university library, searching 'Riots--California--Los Angeles' and limiting the search to things published after 1992 will bring up some excellent results. I'll include a list of some of the films and books I found using that search strategy, but I would encourage you to explore further, by examining the sources cited for some of the resources I'm listing.

Ong, Paul M
Losses in the Los Angeles civil unrest, April 29-May 1, 1992 : lists of the damaged properties and the L.A. riot/rebellion and Korean merchants / by Paul Ong and Suzanne Hee
Los Angeles, Calif. : Center for Pacific Rim Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, c1993

DiPasquale, Denise
The L.A. riot and the economics of urban unrest / Denise DiPasquale, Edward L. Glaeser
Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, c1996

California. Legislature. Senate. Special Task Force on a New Los Angeles

New initiatives for a new Los Angeles : final report and recommendations / Senate Special Task Force on a New Los Angeles
Sacramento, CA : Senate Publications, [1992]

Sa-i-gu [videorecording] = 4.29 / produced by Christine Choy, Elaine H. Kim, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson ; written, directed and narrated by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson ; co-directed by Christine Choy
San Francisco, CA : National Asian American Telecommunications Association, c1993

'Explores the embittering effect the Rodney King verdict and subsequent April 29, 1992 riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of their American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting.'

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For the first question, see pages 2-3 (pages 5-6 of the pdf) at http://workforce.socialworkers.org/studies/supplemental/supplement_ch2.pdf

For the second question, see pages 3-5 (pages 6-8 of the pdf) at http://workforce.socialworkers.org/studies/supplemental/supplement_ch4.pdf

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