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2008Employment

Anti-Affirmative Action Ballot Initiatives

Download or View The Full Report The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity focuses its research and scholarship on race, ethnicity and social justice. The central goals of the Institute include reframing the way that we talk about, think about and act on race and ethnicity, and deepening understanding of the causes … Continue reading »

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2008Opportunity Communities

Systems Thinking and Race

Download or View The Full Report As we struggle to make sense of changes to our environment, as health care workers try to anticipate the possible spread of infectious diseases across the globe such as avian flu, or resistance to treatments within the human body, as politicians and policymakers grapple with the impacts of globalization, … Continue reading »

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2008Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Subprime Loans, Foreclosure, and the Credit Crisis: What Happened and Why?

Download or View The Full Report In early October of 2008, the Kirwan Institute convened close to 200 civil rights, housing, and legal activists and scholars for an in-depth look at the subprime and foreclosure crisis, its disproportionate effects on communities of color, and possible pathways forward. One need that participants articulated was for an … Continue reading »

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2008Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Subprime Lending, Mortgage Foreclosures and Race

How Far Have We Come and How Far Have We to Go? Download or View The Full Report The nature of mortgage lending discrimination has evolved since the passage of the Fair Housing Act (“FHAct”) in 1968 and its significant amendments in 1988. Lending discrimination in the past took the dominant form of the denial … Continue reading »

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2008Fair Credit/Fair Housing

A Structural Racism Lens on Subprime Foreclosures and Vacant Properties

Download or View The Full Report As seen by critics, structural racism is fundamentally word games, semantics; substitute “low-income” for “race” and there is no difference in the analysis or policy recommendations. As seen by ideological supporters who actually don’t grasp the meaning of the word “structural,” the lens is turned to questions of “racist … Continue reading »

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