Before the 9-year-old Linda Brown became the lead plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education, a generation of black girls and teens led the charge against the “separate but equal” doctrine in public schools.
Bell knows to anticipate soft bigotries even in elements like design. “The problem here was the layout,” she says. “It was a side-piece… The layout doesn’t speak to the severity of these issues.”
Regulators have viewed the Volcker rule as too complicated to enforce. Both the current Fed chairman, Jerome H. Powell, and his predecessor, Janet L. Yellen, have called for simplification of the rule.
Scorching report on poverty finds ‘systematic attack on welfare program’ will leave millions deprived of food and healthcare.
Herbert J. Rubin’s new book, Advocacy for Social Change, is an important primer for those who seek to promote social change through national organizations. Many books discuss the corrosive effect of money in politics and lobbying organizations, but few are devoted to how those representing the have-nots organize on a national level to fight for laws […]
A new study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) finds the same neighborhoods that were labeled “hazardous zones” and “redlined” by the government-sponsored Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) in the 1930s are the ones most persistently suffering today from inequality and lack of investment.
Now, when white people assert private authority over public space, there’s a cost.
Most Americans who acquired the first home in their lineage would not have been successful if the rules today applied to them then. A new OpEd from NCRC’s John Taylor.
A new mapping project shows how segregation is a matter of whether you have close access to a grocery store, hospital, bank, or park—amenities that influence your quality of life.
Banks are moving away from lending to low- to moderate-income borrowers and borrowers of color, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition reported in an analysis of new data on mortgage lending from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.