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2007

2007Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Housing & Predatory Lending Working Group on Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

Download or View The Full Report Housing has been crucial to building wealth in our society. While many people think of wealth as synonymous with income, home equity is often the largest component of the average American family’s wealth. In 2000, data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau found home equity to account for 75% … Continue reading »

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2007Education

Exploring the Missions of Selective Colleges and Universities

Download or View The Full Report This investigation examines materials and information related to institutional missions found on the websites of the top ten most selective colleges and universities the United States: Harvard University, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Columbia University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, University of California … Continue reading »

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2007Education

Analysis of the Texas Ten Percent Plan

Download or View The Full Report In 1992, four White students, including Cheryl Hopwood, filed a lawsuit against the University of Texas, which claimed that they had been denied admission to the law school on the basis of their race. They claimed that their academic credentials were such that they would have been admitted if … Continue reading »

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2007Opportunity Communities

The Geography of Opportunity: Austin Region

Download or View The Full Report Fair access to opportunity is critical to promoting well-being and advancement in any society. Accessing opportunity to better our lives and our children’s lives motivates us to move across town, across the country or across the world for better jobs, a quality education, a healthy environment, or safety from … Continue reading »

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2007Education

K-12 Diversity: Strategies for Diverse & Successful Schools

Download or View The Full Report (“Parents”), a majority of justices agreed that preventing racial isolation and promoting diversity in education are compelling governmental interests. Many hundreds of school districts across the nation doubtless agree. However, a majority of justices also effectively concluded that school districts can use the racial classification of individual students to … Continue reading »

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