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Civil Rights News: Immigration Reform Politics; Forceclosure Crisis Unfixed; Equality in California School Funding

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Citing Rubio’s Ideas on Immigration Reform, White House Sees Hope for Bipartisan Deal By David Nakamura and Felicia Sonmez The Washington Post While gun control … Continue reading

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Watch ‘American Banksters’: The Scam Artists Behind the Housing and Foreclosure Crisis

The damage caused by the “banksters” is epic and millions of Americans have a paid a heavy price. As the story goes, low-income and minority communities were targeted by “subprime” lenders peddling tricky loans. Mortgage brokers falsified documents to get … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: State Laws Blocking Voters; AG Holder on Voting Rights; African Americans Facing Longterm Financial Setbacks

Compiled by Willie Roberson, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern States’ Voter ID Laws Could Disenfranchise Thousands in 2012 Associated Press Los Angeles Times In a review of states with the most stringent voter ID laws, The Associated … Continue reading

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Rachel Maddow Breaks Down the Danger of Obstruction to a CFPB Head

Check out this great segment from Rachel Maddow, where she explains how obstruction in the Senate to keep anyone from running the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is incredibly dangerous. Continue reading

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What to Do about the Racial Wealth Gap

Check out Thomas Shapiro and Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry (filling in for Rachel Maddow who is on vacation) discussing the explosion of the black-white wealth gap, and the policies that our government could employ to start closing that gap: Continue reading

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How to Fix the Housing Market

It is hard to underestimate just how devastating the collapse of the housing market really was, especially for low-income and minority homeowners who are bearing a disproportionate share of the burden. Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Wrongful Foreclosures, Tax the Rich, Obama to Propose Medicare & Medicaid Cuts

One Woman’s Foreclosure Fight: Is Victory In Sight? NPR Debra Dahlmer, a retired and legally blind middle-aged woman, has been threatened with foreclosure by her bank despite the fact that she has never missed a payment. Dahlmer is just one … Continue reading

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