CityLab: How HUD Could Reverse Course on Racial Discrimination

“This new advance notice of proposed rulemaking appears to ask the kinds of questions that you might ask if you were trying to water down a rule,” says Jesse Van Tol, CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes fair practices in lending and housing. “Are there loopholes that should be provided? Is the rule burdensome?”

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The Washington Post: Four years after Michael Brown was shot by police, the neighborhood where he was killed still feels left behind

Only a fraction of the pledges for Ferguson reached the neediest parts of town. All the corporate goodwill – and millions in investments — were not enough to overcome a long legacy of racial discrimination and economic exclusion. Residents of Canfield Green, where Brown was shot and killed, say they feel abandoned.

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