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For People Of Color, Banks Are Shutting The Door To Homeownership

For People Of Color, Banks Are Shutting The Door To Homeownership

Articles | February 23 2018

By Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their...

Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

Articles | February 20 2018

By Julia Craven ORLANDO, Fla. ― During the 15 years that Jacqueline Young lived in Griffin Park, a federal housing project, she always worried about the air that she and her granddaughter were breathing. On bad days, her throat would hurt,...

How Automation Could Worsen Racial Inequality

How Automation Could Worsen Racial Inequality

Articles | January 24 2018

By Alexis C. Madrigal All across the world, small projects demonstrating driverless buses and shuttles are cropping up: Las Vegas, Minnesota, Austin, Bavaria, Henan Province in China, Victoria in Australia. City governments are studying their...

Too Many Black Women Like Erica Garner Are Dying in America’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

Too Many Black Women Like Erica Garner Are Dying in America’s Maternal Mortality Crisis

Articles | January 19 2018

By P.R. Lockhart “She was born at seven-and-a-half months, 4 pounds, 11 ounces, but she proved to be a giant,” said Esaw Snipes-Garner. She was speaking about her daughter, activist Erica Garner, who died December 30 after a heart attack....

This Town Is So Toxic, They Want It Wiped off the Map

This Town Is So Toxic, They Want It Wiped off the Map

Articles | January 17 2018

By Nathalie Baptiste Annetta Coffman can name 35 people in her neighborhood who have recently died from cancer—and that includes her own family. Coffman’s mother died of cancer in 2007, and three years ago her 18-year-old son was diagnosed...

The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial

The Heartbeat of Racism Is Denial

Articles | January 16 2018

By Ibram X. Kendi When our reality is too ugly, we deny reality. It is too painful to look at. Reality is too hard to accept. Mental health experts routinely say that denial is among the most common defense mechanisms. Denial is how the person...

NCHE Condemns President Trump’s Racist Remarks About Immigration from Developing Nations

NCHE Condemns President Trump’s Racist Remarks About Immigration from Developing Nations

Announcements | January 12 2018

The National Collaborative for Health Equity strongly condemns President Trump’s reported remarks about immigration from African, Caribbean, and Latin nations that he labelled as “sh*thole countries.” These comments are consistent with...

Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation?

Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation?

Articles | January 11 2018

We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. By Alvin Chang Think about your elementary school. If you attended an American public school, chances are you went to that school because your...

We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

We’re Sick of Racism, Literally

Articles | January 4 2018

By Dougla Jacobs Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, a black Brookline, Mass., police officer, pulled up in an unmarked car and greeted his superior, a white lieutenant. He wasn’t prepared for the response by the lieutenant, who said, as he gestured at the...

Open Letter to Red Cross for Refusing to Help Some Milwaukee Residents

Open Letter to Red Cross for Refusing to Help Some Milwaukee Residents

Articles | January 2 2018

Posted by Reggie Jackson In the most segregated metropolitan area in the nation, the American Red Cross of Wisconsin is segregating its response to helping families in need. A new policy, which apparently went into effect last week, was not...