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Are Female Babies Worth “Less” Than Male Babies?

Lawrence Spizman (SUNY Oswego, Economics) has posted to SSRN a new paper Damages to a Child and the Fair Calculations Act. Here is the abstract: The Fair Calculations Act introduced in the House of Representatives (H.R.6417) and Senate(S.3489) seeks to … Continue reading ?

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

50 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 white counterparts.

Housing Discrimination and the American Wealth Gap

Fifty years ago this April, Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 into law. The signature piece of that Act was Title VIII — the Fair Housing Act. The issue of fair housing had been a political lightning rod for several years. The 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement (of which Martin Luther King served […]

To deliver on promise of MLK, act now for fair housing

After the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. brought the movement for equality north to tackle the issue of segregation in big cities. This movement formed the basis for... To view the full story, click the title link.

Smithsonian marks 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History has opened a new display case to share the story of the signing of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with visitors to its ?Within These Walls? exhibition. This landmark civil rights legislation...Show More Summary

Trump administration to delay Obama rule combating housing segregation

The Trump administration is delaying an Obama-era rule that bolstered enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, a decades-old law intended to combat segregation in neighborhoods across the country. While the delay doesn’t eliminate the rule entirely, housing advocates say it indicates, at the very least, an attempt by federal officials to weaken hard-fought housing protections. […]

Facebook busted for still allowing racist ads that violate the Fair Housing Act

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Last week, we bought more than a dozen housing ads excluding categories of people explicitly protected by the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Were these actual ads? No. And as someone who’s spent the past month on a New York City apartment hunt, I’m pretty confident that no one would mistake our “real...

Proposed Micro Stamping Legislation – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO

House Bill 3458, the MICRO Act. I think it's fairly evident that someone who knows nothing about guns drafted this ignorant piece of legislation. This post Proposed Micro Stamping Legislation – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

GOP’s new tax bill is so unpopular even they hate it

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

On Thursday, Republicans in the House of Representatives unveiled their much-anticipated tax plan — and it’s already wildly unpopular, according to Vanity Fair‘s Bess Levin. “The ungracefully titled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Levin said, is “as ungainly and...

Danny Masterson Accused of Raping Four Women--So Why Hasn't Netflix Acted?

4 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Following the growing list of accusations against Kevin Spacey, Netflix was lauded for "pulling the plug" on House of Cards. This wasn't entirely accurate or fair. The sixth season had already been determined to be the show's last--the announcement of...

US government sues Guam over indigenous land law

The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against Guam and the island's Chamorro Land Trust Commission saying the territory's government has violated provisions of the federal Fair Housing Act. The … Click to Continue »

Congress can correct NLRB’s joint employer mistake

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

House members introduce “Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which would restore the traditional joint employer standard that the NLRB upended and modifies the definition of joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act to be consistent...Show More Summary

Why the U.S. needs an economic fair housing act

A new report lays out a stubborn barrier to equality and upward mobility Anniversaries are great times to reflect. With the looming 50th anniversary of the landmark Fair Housing Act coming up next year, researcher and scholar Richard D. Show More Summary

Trump Loving Racist Refuses To Sell His Home To Foreigners

Trump Loving Racist James Prater Violates Fair Housing Act By Refusing To Sell His Home To "Foreigners"

Ben Carson Should Rescind the AFFH Rule ASAP

HUD Secretary Ben Carson suggested to the Washington Examiner that because the Supreme Court has upheld the validity of disparate-impact claims under the Fair Housing Act, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (“AFFH”) rule promulgated...Show More Summary

The “Civil Rights Uniformity Act” Is Trying to Write Trans People Out of Civil Rights Protections

7 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

This House bill wants to forbid the federal government from protecting trans folks under existing civil rights laws like Title IX, the Fair Housing Act, and the Affordable Care Act.

Letter to the House Committee on Education & the Workforce concerning H.R. 986, The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017; H.R. 2776, The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act; and H.R. 2775

Heidi Shierholz and Celine McNicholas of the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center submitted the following letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education & the Workforce, on June 28, 2017.

White House Warns Reporters Not to Report on Instructions About Not Reporting on Thursday’s Press Conference

White House Warns Reporters Not to Report on Instructions About Not Reporting on Thursday’s Press Conference: Wow, this is too Kafkaesque. The Trump administration, acting on the fairly sound logic that its supporters don’t care in any...Show More Summary

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