Taking Freedom: School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson
On racial segregation in American schools, using the example of St. Louis, Missouri, and its Normandy district.
Taking Freedom: Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.
On the historic role of policing in reinforcing racial inequality and how it has led to black Americans' fear of police.
One of the Biggest Banks in the Country Is Being Sued for Racial Discrimination
An unusual lawsuit against M&T Bank draws on secret videotapes and recordings to argue that the bank’s loan officers discriminated against blacks, Latinos, and Asians who applied for mortgages.
The Judge Who Won't Let Desegregation Orders Go Ignored
A federal judge in Alabama says a local school board has failed to meet legal mandate to integrate.
Hundreds of School Districts Have Been Ignoring Desegregation Orders
The federal government’s vigilance in enforcing the court-backed desegregation of the country’s schools is a shadow of what it once was.
Are the Feds Finally Doing Something About Housing Discrimination?
After decades of inaction, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has begun to move against two localities for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act.
Class Action: A Challenge to the Idea That Income Can Integrate America’s Campuses
The Supreme Court's decision on a potentially decisive affirmative action case has stirred talk of using class considerations to achieve diversity in the country’s colleges. Everyone thinks it sounds good. But some scholars say America’s campuses will never be meaningfully racially diverse under such programs.
The Housing Crisis in America: Widespread Discrimination
A nationwide survey by HUD reveals, again, that minorities face racism in the housing market. But HUD, again, chooses not to punish the offenders.