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The Neighborhoods We Will Not Share

Richard Rothstein The New York Times
Persistent housing segregation lies at the root of many of our society’s problems. Trump wants to make it worse. This was not a peculiar Southern obsession, but consistent nationwide. In many hundreds of instances nationwide, mob violence....

Foreclosures Lead to Flippers’ Profits

Margie Burns Progressive Populist
The foreclosure crisis is alive and well, aided and abetted by house flipping. A legal loophole allows flippers in areas where the house market has rebounded to push troubled homeowners out of their houses.

6 Lessons for the U.S. from Spain's Democratic Revolution

Erica Sagrans In These Times
How Spain's 15M movement went from occupying city squares to city halls-without compromising its independence. An important part of progressives' recent electoral success can be traced to a strong network of locally organized 'social centers' across Spain. These are spaces where community members can interact and share ideas, whether that means organizing a demonstration, taking Zumba classes or checking out library book.

The Foreclosure Crisis and the Resegregation of Urban America

Sarah Lazare Common Dreams
The displacement of black and Latino households was so dramatic during the recent foreclosure crisis that it should be seen as a 'mass migration event,' according to the lead author of a new Cornell University study. The study found Black and Latino neighborhoods faced home-loss rates at approximately three times that of white areas. This high rate of home-loss, along with white flight, resulted in a massive resegregation of urban America.

Women Fighting For Their Homes Face Jail, While Bankers Go Free

Richard Long Campaign for America's Future
Five years after Wall Street crashed the economy, not one banker has been prosecuted for the reckless and fraudulent practices that cost millions of Americans their jobs, threw our cities and schools into crisis, and left families and communities ravaged by a foreclosure crisis and epidemic of underwater mortgages.
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