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There was no wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack

“New York’s Cardozo Law School Professor Ekow Yankah compares today’s approach to heroin users to the tough-on-crime response a few decades ago to those using crack cocaine.”  Click here to hear the PBS News Hour interview. Advertisements

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The Race-Based Mortgage Penalty

A New York Times editorial decries discriminatory mortgage lending by banks in”A defiance of laws such as the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.  “An alarming new study by the Center of Investigative Reporting’s…

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‘Least Desirable’? How Racial Discrimination Plays Out In Online Dating

“Looking at 2014 data, dating website OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder wrote that user data showed most men on the site rated black women as less attractive than women of other races and ethnicities. Similarly, Asian men fell at the bottom…

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How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

An NPR segment (December 20, 2017) cited scientists who have spent decades researching the high death rate of  African American infants.  “Black babies in the United States die at just over two times the rate of white babies in the…

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Losing Ground; Discrimination Faced by African American Farmers.

“The nation’s economy was built largely on black farm labor: in bondage for hundreds of years, followed by a century of sharecropping and tenant farming. A 1997 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture said discrimination by the agency was…

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