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Civil Rights News: ACLU Sues Morgan Stanley for Predatory Lending; Minority Kids Disproportionately Disciplined; Encouraging Girls in STEM Fields

Compiled by Joe Bear, a Fall 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern ACLU to Sue Morgan Stanley Over Mortgage Loans New York Times By Jessica Silver-Greenberg The ACLU is filing a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, claiming that they disproportionately targeted … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Experts Say Racial Profiling Difficult to Prove; ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Michigan School; Fixing a Regulation to Curb Excessive Lending at For-Profit Schools

Compiled by Jaimie Woo, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Racial Profiling Difficult to Prove, Experts Say Alan Gomez USA Today The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a key provision of Arizona’s immigration law has faced criticism … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Immigration Equality Challenges the Defense of Marriage Act; Banks Outsource Credit Card Debt Collection; NYPD Continues to Stop and Frisk Citizens

Compiled by Wally McElwain, a Spring 2012 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Noncitizens Sue Over U.S. Gay Marriage Ban Julia Preston New York Times On Monday, same-sex marriage advocates filed a lawsuit challenging the Defense of Marriage Act … Continue reading

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NYC Launches Campaign to Protect Consumers from Predatory School Scams

By Laurie McGowan, a Fall 2011 intern The Department of Consumer Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Adult Education have launched a new campaign aimed at protecting New Yorkers from predatory school scams that encourage many consumers to take on … 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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