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2024 Spring: First Year Writing 1120-12 (Prof. Singleton): Web Sites

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Web Site Analysis

Examples of Web Sites

American Community Survey "helps local officials, community leaders and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities.  It is the premier source for detailed information about the American people and workforce."

Everytown for Gun Safety "Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America came together to tackle our shared goal of ending gun violence. Since then, we have combined the best minds in research, policy, litigation, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to grow into a movement of nearly 10 million supporters."

Explore Census Data "Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."

Me Too "a global, and survivor-led, movement against sexual violence, we are dedicated to creating pathways for healing, justice, action and leadership"

Metropolitan Council "the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region."

Minnesota Compass "Measuring progress. Inspiring action."

Minnesota State Demographic Center "(SDC), part of the Minnesota Department of Administration, is the main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state of Minnesota."

NACo County Explorer County level data from the National Association of Counties.

Pew Research Center "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions."

Race Forward "Race Forward Research conducts cutting edge, original and broadly accessible research on pressing racial justice issues focused on the significance of race to social and economic outcomes in our society. "

RAND Corporation The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.

White report on "Advancing Equity and Racial Justice through the Federal Government." 
Consider other government agencies might collect data and have research on systemic inequality?  (Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Health, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, etc. )