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What would the Biden administration's new plan do to fight racial bias in home appraisals?

Mar 24, 2022
The plan offers a number of steps to improve oversight of the home appraisal industry, and train appraisers.
Though the Fair Housing Act requires appraisers not to discriminate based on race, there are still big discrepancies between the value of homes owned by white versus Black or Latinx households.
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The NFL's hiring practices are biased against Black coaches, a former coach's lawsuit alleges

Feb 14, 2022
The vast majority of the league's head coaches don't look like the vast majority of its players.
Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores claims in a lawsuit against the NFL that the Rooney Rule — which requires that one nonwhite candidate be interviewed for head coach positions — is all show.
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As the Super Bowl looms, the NFL is roiled by claims of racism

Feb 10, 2022
While 70% of players are Black., less than 6% of head coaches are.
Former Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores, seen above on Jan. 2, filed a class-action lawsuit alleging discriminatory hiring practices in the NFL.
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Tracing America’s long history of racial housing discrimination

Feb 7, 2022
A conversation with the director of the documentary "Owned: A Tale of Two Americas."
“Owned: A Tale of Two Americas" explores the segregated past and present of postwar suburbs like Levittown, New York.
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How mortgage algorithms perpetuate racial disparity in home lending

Aug 25, 2021
A new investigation finds that people of color are more likely to have their mortgage applications rejected than comparable white applicants.
A new investigation finds that people of color are more likely have their mortgage applications rejected than similar white applicants.
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The “afterlife” of mass incarceration

Feb 1, 2021
In a new book, sociologist Reuben Jonathan Miller explores the punishments formerly imprisoned people face after their release. Read an excerpt here.
Inmates worship during Christmas Mass at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. In a new book, sociologist Reuben Jonathan Miller examines the effects of incarceration after it ends.
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Majority of Americans believe economy is rigged

Oct 16, 2020
More than 80% of Black Americans and nearly 70% of women say the economy is rigged in favor of certain groups. Experts say they're right.
Protesters in Los Angeles in May 2020.
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After Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, activists continue push for legislation on discrimination

It is still not against the law to discriminate because of sex in places open to the public like stores or restaurants.
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Michigan brewery faces boycotts after racial discrimination settlement

Dec 9, 2019
Can Founders Brewing repair its reputation with some bars and beer drinkers around Michigan?
Popular beers from around Michigan available on tap at Henry’s Place in Okemos, Michigan. One brewery you won't find here? Founders.
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For many second-generation Asian-Americans, academic achievement doesn't translate to professional achievement

Mar 21, 2019
Asian-Americans have the highest percentage of college grads of any minority group. And though they represent just 6 percent of the population, they account for 20 percent of Ivy League students. But once they enter the workforce, it’s a different story.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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