Via Warren.senate.gov [...] "This bill is an important recognition of the myriad ways that structural racism drives health outcomes in our country - and of the need for our government to drive change toward better health for all." -- Megan Haberle, Deputy Director, Poverty & Race Research Action Council … [Read more...] about Warren, Pressley, Lee Introduce Legislation to Confront the Public Health Impacts of Structural Racism (warren.senate.gov)
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By Nick Vadala, Philadelphia Inquirer [...] Essentially, the Obama administration made that part of the act possible to enforce, said Olatunde C. Johnson, a law professor at Columbia Law School. “The 2015 rule made action around affirmatively furthering fair housing more precise and meaningful.” According to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, the AFFH rule … [Read more...] about What is the Fair Housing Rule and How Will its Repeal Affect Philly? (Philadelphia Inquirer)
By Krishni Metivier, Inside Higher Ed [...] This work should not wait for legal mandates, nor should an institution self-regulate its progress. Rather, higher education institutions should build strategic initiatives with research-based advocacy centers (e.g., the Poverty and Race Research Action Council), institutional evaluation and consulting organizations … [Read more...] about Envisioning Higher Education as Antiracist (Inside Higher Ed)
By Carey L. Bishon, Reuters [...] Philip Tegeler, executive director of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, an advocacy group, said the city was “stuck in a government-created system of separate and unequal neighborhoods, communities and schools, and patterns of gross inequality. “These are key factors underlying both police oppression and the … [Read more...] about ‘One Paycheck Away’ from Homelessness: Housing Inequality Fuels U.S. Protests (Reuters)
By Baltimore Sun Editorial Board [...] More than a dozen states, Washington, D.C., and scores of cities and counties around the country have adopted source of income rules to protect those with the lowest incomes, according to a December report by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council. Locally, Baltimore City, Frederick, Annapolis and Baltimore Howard, … [Read more...] about Commentary: Ending Housing Discrimination Against Those Who Use Federal Vouchers (Baltimore Sun)