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Disparate Impact

Secretary Clinton, Join Bernie Sanders & the Democratic Party: Oppose Capital Punishment

Michael Shammas | Posted 03.21.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

The story of the Democratic primaries is Hillary Clinton's leftward shift. (It remains unclear whether the story's a fiction.) Strangely, a key posit...

How to Stop Policing Girls and Women

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Unfortunately, policing of females doesn't diminish as we get older and it trickles into our social lives, our interactions with the general public and at work. Dress codes -- on paper or through verbal expectations -- are an easy way to determine if there is disparate treatment of the genders.

The Supreme Court Endorses the Disparate Impact Analysis in Housing Discrimination Cases

Leland Ware | Posted 06.26.2016 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

In Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, the Supreme Court held that the disparate impact theory applies to housing discrimination claims. This was a significant victory because the Court had not previously applied the disparate impact theory to housing discrimination cases.

Your Housing Rights Are on the Line

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.10.2016 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

An alphabet soup of players and policies could have a big impact on where you live, how much you pay for housing, and whether or not you are denied a chance to move into a neighborhood that's good for your kids.

Wall Street Could Win Big If SCOTUS Guts Key Civil Rights Law

Reuters | Lawrence Hurley | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON, May 22(Reuters) - If the state of Texas prevails in a civil rights case about to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, landlords and devel...

Fair Housing Means Integration

Stacy Seicshnaydre | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Stacy Seicshnaydre

The FHA wasn't passed to promote "separate but equal" as a second-best solution in housing policy; it was passed to end segregation, meaning that low-income housing opportunities must be created outside of segregated neighborhoods to provide more options for segregated residents.

Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Fair Housing Policy That Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Desiree Hoffman | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Desiree Hoffman

By eliminating the disparate impact provisions of the Fair Housing Act, the Supreme Court would be responsible for putting the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence back into the hands of danger.

My Birthday Wish

Ben Haygood | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ben Haygood

Sir -- I AM Jersey Strong. It's just that my local post office doesn't recognize "beach behind the dunes" or "Toyota behind the Wawa."

Simplistic Quick Fixes Won't Stop the School to Prison Pipeline

John Thompson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Los Angeles
John Thompson

We educators must be honest with ourselves and own up to the role that poor instruction, stereotypical attitudes, and unrealistic policies play in damaging poor children of color.

New Fair Housing Rule at HUD Signals Renewed Commitment to Civil Rights in President Obama's Second Term

Philip Tegeler | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Philip Tegeler

For years, housing and the American Dream have been inextricably linked. By acting on the fair housing initiatives it began to develop during President Obama's first term, HUD can help disadvantaged Americans settle into communities with quality homes, schools and employment opportunities.

The Arrest of a Middle School Student for a Permanent Marker is a Symptom of Deeper Problems

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Few things in education are as difficult as discussing discipline in a constructive way. It forces us to discuss race, class, parenting, and other issues that aren't polite topics of conversation.

After New Haven: Random Ruminations on Race

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

At some point, the surgeon has to pick up the knife; the fire captain has to send his people into the burning building. They need to know what they're doing.