By George Kevin Jordan, Greater Greater Washington As a country, we must grapple with the ways our social system continues to divide us by race. This Thursday, September 19 from 6 to 7:30 pm, you can join an important conversation at the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) (740 15th Street Northwest, Suite 300) together with the National Coalition on School … [Read more...] about Events: Come Together to Understand the Forces that Pull us Apart (Greater Greater Washington)
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By Brian Smedley and Rachel A. Davis, The Hill - Opinion Last year, reporters at the Center for Investigative Reporting combed through 31 million mortgage lending records in dozens of U.S. metropolitan areas. Their reporting, which nearly landed them a Pulitzer Prize, revealed that racial discrimination is alive and well in mortgage lending today. While Department of … [Read more...] about The Effects of Housing Discrimination on Health Can Reverberate for Decades (The Hill Opinion)
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)
By Olatunde Johnson (PRRAC Board Chair) and Michelle Aronowitz, Take Care Blog Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule that would substantially limit enforcement of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, whose purpose is to provide for fair housing throughout the United States. The re-reading of the Fair Housing Act urged by the President … [Read more...] about The Trump Administration’s Assault on Fair Housing (Take Care Blog)
By Kriston Capps, CityLab [...] “This is a proposal to very dramatically revise and effectively destroy an existing 2013 civil rights regulation,” says Megan Haberle, deputy director for the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. “This is a core part of the Fair Housing Act, and very early fair housing cases across the country have recognized the discriminatory … [Read more...] about How HUD Could Dismantle a Pillar of Civil Rights Law (CityLab)