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In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit. So he asked the US Federal Housing Administration to back a loan. The FHA, which was created just six years earlier to help middle-class families buy homes, said no because the development was too close to an "inharmonious" racial group. Meaning black people.
It wasn't surprising. The housing administration …Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on August 13, 2018 at 3:33pm — No Comments
The Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship managed by Rooted in Rights and AAPD provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling, and to connect with media professionals to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design. The project combines hands-on…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on August 8, 2018 at 12:26pm — No Comments
It wasn’t too long ago that a lot of people were talking about a post-racial America. We had elected a Black president for the first time, and then went ahead and re-elected him four years later, and the country was feeling pretty good about itself.
While Barack Obama’s presidency was indeed a profound and…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on August 3, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
June 28, 2018
This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965. An act that single handedly transformed American politics by ushering in more American Indians,…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on August 1, 2018 at 10:47am — No Comments