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Field Notes

Stories about economic justice challenges and solutions across the nation and the work and impact of NCRC members in their communities.

NCRC launches publishing series on Segregation, Environment and Health

National Findings Affirm Local Experiences Last week, a team of researchers from NCRC, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Public Health and University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab produced a report with maps and data from 142 cities that showed how historic discrimination in lending and investing in entire neighborhoods correlates with shorter life expectancy …

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The Queer inequities in LGBTQ+ health

LGBTQ+ individuals face an accumulating amount of health inequities when age, race and ethnicity are held constant. As social determinants of health, issues like financial security and fair housing play a large role in the fight for health equity.

Has COVID-19 Resulted in Less Racism in Housing Sales?

As real estate agents scramble for new business, compliance with civil rights laws may not be the first thing on their minds. Yet evidence suggests that as housing sales plummeted in April, the amount of racial discrimination in the housing sales market plummeted alongside it.