[News] Social Justice Quiz 2015
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January 12, 2015
*Social Justice Quiz 2015*
How Much Do You Know About Inequality?
by BILL QUIGLEY
Question One. In 1990, twenty percent of all children in the US lived in
poverty. What percent of the children in the US live in poverty today?
A: Ten percent
B: Fifteen percent
C: Twenty percent
Question Two. The median wealth of black households in the US is
$11,000. What is the median wealth of white households?
Question Three. In 1960 the median earnings of women who work full-time
year-round were about 60 percent of men’s. In 2010, women’s median
earnings were about 77 percent of men’s. At this rate, in what year will
women’s median earnings equal men’s?
Question Four. The average Chief Executive Officer was paid 20 times as
much as the average worker in 1965, 30 times as much in 1978, and 122
times as much in 1995. How much more were CEOs paid than workers in 2013?
A: 195 times as much.
B: 245 times as much.
C: 295 times as much.
Question Five. The six Walton heirs to the Walmart fortune are worth
roughly $140 billion. The net financial worth of these six people
equals the same as how many US families?
A: Five million.
B. Twenty Five million.
C. Fifty Two million.
Question Six. The US is number one in the world in military spending.
How much more does the US spend than other countries?
A: More than China and Russia combined.
B. More than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and France combined.
C. More than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, United Kingdom,
German, Japan and India combined.
Question Seven. How many people in the world suffer from chronic hunger?
A: Forty million.
B. Four hundred million.
C. Eight hundred forty million.
Question Eight. How many people in the world have no access to electricity?
A: Eight hundred forty million.
B: One billion.
C. One billion five hundred million.
Question Nine. How much does the US spend on foreign aid each year?
A: One billion dollars.
B: Ten billion dollars.
C. Forty six billion dollars.
Question Ten. How much do people in the US spend on their pets each year?
A. One billion dollars.
B. Forty billion dollars.
C. Sixty billion dollars.
Question Eleven. The federal government keeps statistics on young men,
ages 15 to 19, killed by the police. How many times more likely is a
young black man to be killed by police than a young white man?
A: Three times.
B: Ten times.
C: Twenty-one times.
Question Twelve. There are over 60,000 immigration court cases of
unaccompanied children who arrived at the US border. In how many of
those cases do the children have a lawyer?
A: Ninety-five percent.
B: Fifty percent.
C. Thirty two percent.
Question Thirteen. There are 34 countries in the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development. Where does the US rank in the
percentage of children in poverty?
A: The US ranks 1^st and has the least percentage of children in
B: The US ranks 6^th and has the sixth least percentage of children
C. The US ranks 28^th and is sixth from the bottom in child poverty.
Question Fourteen. How many people stay in homeless shelters each night?
Question Fifteen. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development
issues a national survey every year listing fair market rents for every
county in the US. HUD also suggests renters should pay no more than 30
percent of their income on housing costs. In how many of the USA’s 50
states can someone who works full-time and earns the federal minimum
wage pay 30% of their income and find a two-bedroom apartment at the
fair market rental amount?
One. Twenty percent of children in the US live below the official
poverty line in the latest Census Report
In 1990, twenty percent of children lived below the poverty line as well.
Two. Median wealth for white households in the US is $141,000. Pew
Three. Women’s median earnings will equal men’s in 2058.
Four. The average CEO of a S&P 500 company receives 295 times as much
compensation as the average worker. Economic Policy Institute Report
Five. The six Walton heirs own the same amount of wealth as 52.5 million
US families. EPI.
Six. The US spends more on defense than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia,
France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and India combined. Peter G.
Peterson Foundation <http://pgpf.org/Chart-Archive/0053_defense-comparison>.
Seven. The United Nations reports that 842 million people suffer from
chronic hunger. UN Development Report 2014
Eight. There are 1.5 billion people in the world who do not have access
to electricity and another billion have access to unreliable electricity
networks. United Nations Foundation
Nine. The US budget for foreign assistance in 2015 is $46.2 billion,
much of that is for foreign military assistance. This is about one
percent of the US budget. State Department
Ten. The US Department of Labor
people in the US spent approximately $61.4 billion on their pets annually.
Eleven. Twenty one times. Pro Publica
Twelve. Thirty two percent. Children in immigration cases, just like
adults in immigration cases, are not entitled to an attorney. Syracuse
University Report <http://trac.syr.edu/immigration/reports/371/>.
Thirteen. The US ranks 28^th , 6^th from the bottom of the 34 countries
in the OECD <http://www.oecd.org/els/soc/CO2_2_ChildPoverty_Jan2014.pdf>
in child poverty.
Fourteen. Over 570,000 people stay in homeless shelters each night
according to a recent federal government survey
Fifteen. In not one of the 50 states can a full-time minimum wage worker
afford a two bedroom apartment at 30% of their pay. In fact, a full time
minimum wage worker cannot afford even a one bedroom apartment except in
a few counties in Washington and Oregon where the minimum wage is
higher. USA Today
/*Bill Quigley* teaches law at Loyola University New Orleans and can be
reached at quigley77 at gmail.com <mailto:quigley77 at gmail.com>/
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