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Kept Out

Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez Revel -- from the Center for Investigative Reporting
For people of color, banks are shutting the door to homeownership.

The Dark Side of Hosting the Olympics

Kenneth Worles Other Words
The Olympics are coming back to Los Angeles. But the games are notoriously bad news for poor people in host cities.

The Invisible Segregation of Diverse Neighborhoods

Jake Blumgart Slate
Today, segregation in America looks different than it did a generation ago. Neighborhood-level diversity is increasingly common and, correspondingly, that all-white neighborhoods aren’t as prevalent. However, even in diverse neighborhoods, divisions of race and class still exert their power. Most social institutions, churches, recreations centers, restaurants, barber shops and hair shops, schools, and civic associations remain segregated.

books

How the U.S. Government Segregated America

Peter C. Baker Pacific Standard
This book is an updated telling of the history of the federal government's role in creating our nation's racially segregated neighborhoods and all-white suburbs.

Inside DuPont and Monsanto's Migrant Labor Camps

Robert Holly / Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting In These Times
An in-depth investigation reveals that multibillion-dollar Big Ag corporations—including DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto—as well as small-scale farmers routinely use labor recruiters who crowd migrant workers in housing riddled with health and safety violations, such as bed bug infestations and a lack of running water. When state inspectors visit migrant labor camps, they find violations as much as 60 percent of the time.

Mayor's Comments Reveal Hypocrisy of his Administration's Housing Policies

Curtis Black Chicago Reporter
Like Chicago Public Schools, CHA is under complete mayoral control. Emanuel appoints the board of directors and designates its president, and he appoints the chief executive. Under Emanuel, CHA has become an ongoing scandal, with construction of new units slowing to a near standstill.

Inside the Government's Racial Bias Case Against Donald Trump's Company, and How He Fought It

Michael Kranish and Robert O'Harrow Jr. Washington Post
The Trumps retained Roy Cohn, who two decades earlier had been a top aide to Sen. Joseph McCarthy during his infamous effort to root out communists in government. Cohn portrayed the Trumps as the victims and counter-sued the government, demanding it pay them $100 million for falsely accusing them of discrimination . . . Goldweber, the Justice lawyer who originally argued the case, said it was a clear government victory. That’s not how Donald Trump considered it.

Growing up in an SRO

Single Beige Female Ripple
What could you accomplish if your whole family lived in a single room?
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