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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. 

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: Asian Americans and the Racial Wealth Divide

Download Infographic Introduction Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States, and are predicted to be the nation’s largest immigrant group in 50 years.[1] Asian American is a racial category that includes Americans who are from or whose relatives are from a diverse group of countries: China, Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, …

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Community Participation in Fair Housing Planning Process Under Threat

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new proposed rule to change the affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH) rule of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This new proposal aims to set back years of progress by no longer enforcing meaningful community participation in the AFFH process. Without the crucial input of local community members who face housing inequalities, the new rule eliminates the main elements of accountability meant to address discrimination and inequality. 

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: African Americans and the Racial Wealth Divide

Defining African American Though a term that has personal meanings and different connotations for many, “African American” is defined by the U.S. Census as “a person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa,” and used synonymously with the simple term “Black.” These African roots can be found in an array of origins and …

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Racial Wealth Snapshot: American Indians/ Native Americans

Native Americans and the Racial Wealth Divide The United States has too often hindered Native American advancement, not advanced it.  Through years of intentional governmental policies that removed lands and resources, American Indians have been separated from the wealth and assets that was rightfully theirs. Thus Native Americans, which refers to people from any of the …

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Latinos, the Racial Wealth Divide and Rebuilding the American Middle Class

As National Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) developed a Latino Racial Wealth Snapshot to reflect on the diversity, culture and socioeconomic challenges facing the nation’s largest ethnic group of color. With a total of 58.8 million (foreign-born: 36%; native-born: 62%), the Latino community ranks at 18.1% of the U.S. …

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