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Civil Rights News: U.S. Census to Start Using Internet Surveys; Hiring of Autistic Employees Increasing; Obama Admin. Making Gains Against Homelessness

Census to Offer Internet Option in Gov’t Surveys Hope Yen Associated Press Touting the potential for cost savings, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced plans to start using Internet-based forms to supplement the traditional mail-in surveys it uses to collect … 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: Parents & School Reform; Low Hope for Retirement; Policy Perpetuating Homelessness

Minority Parents On Education: Schools Need Reform, But Children’s Academic Success Is On Us (Blog) Huffington Post A recent survey finds that over two thirds of African American and Latino parents who view their children’s schools in need of reform … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Super Committee Fails, College Preparedness, Congress Cuts Housing & Urban Dev

Panel Fails to Reach Deal on Plan for Deficit Reduction Jennifer Steinhauer, Robert Pear and Helene Cooper, The New York Times Congressional leaders conceded today that talks on a sweeping deficit agreement failed and braced for recriminations over their inability … Continue reading

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The Darwinian Struggle to Find Affordable Housing

Stagnating incomes for low- and moderate-income workers, a dwindling stock of affordable housing, the collapse of the housing market, high unemployment, and other effects of the Great Recession are among the factors that have led to a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans spending more than half of their income on housing, according to “America’s Rental Housing: Meeting Challenges, Building on Opportunities.” Continue reading

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