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GOP Senator Still Thinks Efforts To End Housing Discrimination Fueled Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) blamed the U.S. government for the 2008 financial crisis ― instead of big banks and Wall Street ― in a local radio inter...

Dodd-Frank Redlined America's Poorest Neighborhoods

Jorge Newbery | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Jorge Newbery

Redlining, the first time: In 1934, in response to the Great Depression, the Federal Government created the Federal Housing Administration. With low d...

Bluelining Penn State's Graduate Employees: Ph.D. Students Speak Out Against Discriminatory Zoning Regulations

Azita Ranjbar | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Azita Ranjbar

Penn State graduate students live two paradoxes: We are tax-paying citizens, yet the State College Borough Planning Commission does not consider us members of the community. We are educators and researchers but are not recognized as employees of Penn State.

These 100 People Have More Money Than All Black Americans Combined

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business

The country's richest people are incredibly, stunningly, jaw-droppingly wealthy -- with more assets than millions and millions of Americans put togeth...

Bank Accused Of Racist Lending Practices Settles Suit With New York State

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business

Evans Bank on Thursday settled a lawsuit in which the state of New York accused the bank of racist practices, including denying loans to residents of ...

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.

The Economic Recovery in Black, White, and Brown

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.

Map Illustrates Bank's Alleged Racist Mortgage Policies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- New York state filed suit on Tuesday against a Buffalo-based bank for allegedly not making home loans in black neighborhoods. Evans Ban...

Fear of the Case for Reparations

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Daniel Moulthrop

Last week, Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates emerged from the self-imposed reclusiveness that followed his landmark essay "The Case for Reparati...

House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 09.20.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.

Poster City of Abandonment

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.13.2014 | Detroit
Robert Koehler

It's long been one of the country's designated loser cities, beginning in the 1960s, when change hit it hard. The phrase at the time was "urban blight," a social cancer with unexamined causes that, in the ensuing years, has gotten progressively worse.

Homeowners Face Segregated Mortgage Market

Deyanira Del Rio | Posted 10.01.2012 | Money
Deyanira Del Rio

People of color disproportionately received federally insured loans -- backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) -- to finance the purchase of their homes and to refinance existing mortgages.

Are Conventional Mortgages Drying Up in Minority Communities?

Chris Birk | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business
Chris Birk

A new report from seven housing and policy agencies suggests evidence of a two-tiered mortgage market in which borrowers and communities of color are increasingly cut off from prime conventional financing.

Is Redlining Back? Evidence Grows That Qualified Borrowers Can't Get a Loan

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

It has become increasing clear that there are large numbers of qualified borrowers who can't get a loan. Disturbingly, there are signs of a racial pattern to this phenomenon.

Sallie Mae's Jets: Bank Shills Use "Socialism" Scare to Shaft Students, Serve the Wealthy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"School loan socialism" is the new Death Panel. But, hey, somebody's gotta keep Sallie Mae's corporate jets flying.

Republicans' 4% Mortgage "Stimulus" Is Latest Ponzi Scheme

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Does the Republican ploy to provide 4% home mortgages to boost the economy sound too good to be true? It is. Buyer Beware!