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Trump’s CFPB Deploys Predatory Lenders as First Responders to Pandemic

Terri Friedline The Intercept
storefront The agency deregulated small-dollar lending by repealing consumer protections on payday and auto title loans. The CFPB’s rule makes this form of racial capitalism even more punishing...paving the way for lenders to prey on Black and Brown households.

Friday Nite Videos | Aug 7, 2020

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U.S. History: John Oliver. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rockin' in the Free World. Parodies in the Time of Coronavirus. Cori Bush Wins Missouri Congressional Democratic Primary. Vote Him Away #2 (The Liar Tweets Tonight).

U.S. History: Why the Battle Continues and Why It Matters

John Oliver takes a look at how the history of race in America is taught in schools, how we can make those teachings more accurate, and why it’s in everyone's best interest to understand the most realistic version of the past.

Why Does Essential Work Pay So Little... And Cost So Much?

Rebecca Gordon TomDispatch
bus driver waering mask and gloves Students tend to measure fair compensation on two scales. How many years of training and/or dollars of tuition did a worker have to invest to become “qualified” for the job? And how important is that worker’s labor to the rest of society?

A Poll Tax By Any Other Name

Dana Sweeney Facing South
face photo of Black man Robert Peoples remembers when African Americans won the right to vote in Alabama back in 1965. More than 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Robert Peoples cannot vote in the state of Alabama.
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