By Emily Badger, New York Times [...] “These structural practices that locked in segregation and exclusion were part of what the Fair Housing Act was targeting originally,” said Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. “These are not new issues.” … [Read more...] about Who’s to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate? (New York Times)
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By Charlotte Keith, Investigative Post [...] Researchers at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council found that in nearly all of the 50 largest metropolitan areas, families with children who received Section 8 vouchers were clustered in poor neighborhoods — even though plenty of affordable apartments were available in … [Read more...] about Progress on Fair Housing Front (Investigative Post)
By Marcus Devine, Medium [...] Studies from the Poverty and Race Research Action Council in Washington D.C. demonstrate that all major metropolitan areas in the country have existing patterns of residential segregation. This issue has contributed to economic inequalities of not just black and white Americans, but all other people as well. Yet, the inequality remains the … [Read more...] about A Powerful, Disturbing History of Residential Segregation in America (Medium)
By Kriston Capps, CityLab [...] Other research shows just how segregated the distribution of housing vouchers really is. A mapping tool from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council reveals that while voucher-affordable rental units can be found all over most metro areas, families with vouchers tend to live in … [Read more...] about How a Section 8 Experiment Could Reveal a Better Way to Escape Poverty (CityLab)
By Kalyn Belsha, Chalkbeat [...] “That’s the theory of change of the bill, that there are a lot of places that would like to do something, but they need this incentive to push it to the forefront,” said Philip Tegeler, who heads the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, a civil rights organization that has advocated for the legislation. Though the program would … [Read more...] about What It Means When Democratic Frontrunners Say They Support the Strength in Diversity Act (Chalkbeat)