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The Latest Articles in Poverty & Race
By Charlie Dulik & Alexandra Fennell Like every major American city, New York is deeply spatially divided along racial lines, due to redlining, … Read More about Churches United for Fair Housing: Organizing and Litigating Against Exclusionary Housing Policies in Brooklyn (April-June 2018 P&R Issue)
By Erin Boggs, Sam Brill & Lisa Dabrowski Introduction Open Communities Alliance (OCA), a Connecticut-based civil rights non-profit that … Read More about Do Housing Choice Voucher Holders Want to Move to Opportunity? (April-June 2018 P&R Issue)
By Theodore Shaw This year marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. As … Read More about On the Sesquicentennial of the Fourteenth Amendment (April-June 2018 P&R Issue)
By Shaun Donovan Former Secretary of the Department for Housing and Urban Development The Kerner Commission report was a remarkable leap … Read More about Honoring the Promise (January-March 2018 P&R Issue)
By Sherrilyn Ifill People think: everybody has a race, and so everybody knows about race. But civil rights is actually an incredibly complex … Read More about A Matter of Democratic Survival (October-December 2017 P&R Issue)
By Stephen Menendian & Richard Rothstein Fifty years ago the nation confronted a historical choice, but did not act. In 1968 a special … Read More about Reflections on Kerner at 50: Introduction (October-December 2017 P&R Issue)
By Justin Steil and Nicholas Kelly (in Poverty & Race Journal) After years of sustained pressure from civil rights advocates and support from … Read More about Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory: HUD Suspends AFFH Rule that was Delivering Meaningful Civil Rights Progress (October-December 2017 P&R Issue)
By Derek Black Public school funding has shrunk over the past decade. School discipline rates reached historic highs. Large racial and … Read More about The Constitutional Right to Education is Long Overdue (October-December 2017 P&R Issue)
By David Rammler Losses and costs of recovery from 2017 hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wildfires in … Read More about After the Superstorm (October-December 2017 P&R Issue)
By Thomas Silverstein In recent years, there has been a concerted effort by well-funded conservative interests, led by the American Legislative … Read More about Combating State Preemption Without Falling into the Local Control Trap (October-December 2017 P&R Issue)
By Sheryll Cashin Richard Kahlenberg is correct in asserting that the unfinished business of the civil rights movement is housing. His call for an … Read More about Cashin: A Reply to Kahlenberg
By Richard D. Kahlenberg A century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial zoning laws that prohibited Black people from buying homes in … Read More about An Economic Fair Housing Act
A bill that would drastically change the way federal agencies design regulations is on its way to a Senate vote. The Trump administration has made … Read More about Stacking the Deck: The Regulatory Accountability Act’s Threat to Civil Rights
By John King, former Secretary of Education July-September 2017 Issue of Poverty & Race This fall, teachers and students all across the country … Read More about Stewards of Tolerance
By Mary Kelly Persyn Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is rapidly deconstructing the bipartisan federal criminal justice reform … Read More about Mass Incarceration and Child Trauma