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2008

2008Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Subprime Lending, Foreclosure and Race

Download or View The Full Report In recent years, Wall Street financiers opened up a new frontier of home mortgage lending to Americans of relatively modest means with minimal down payments and through exotic, untested financial products. Capital markets largely funded this new breed of aggressive subprime mortgage finance through “securitization”—the process of bundling assets, … Continue reading »

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2008EducationEmploymentFair Credit/Fair HousingHealth

Racial Equity Status Report

Download or View The Full Report The following document provides a snapshot of conditions of racial equity and inequity for the United States. The report presents an overview of indicators measuring racial equity among racial and ethnic populations in the areas of family income and assets, community assets, education and learning, food, health and well … Continue reading »

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2008

Darfur: The Violence of Geopolitics

Download or View The Full Report In recent years, the Darfur conflict experienced unprecedented global media coverage that focused on the dramatization of the conflict instead of a serious analysis of its root causes, which are underdevelopment, unequal distribution of wealth, and undemocratic policies. In that context, Darfur’s conflict illustrates another proof of the violent … Continue reading »

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2008Opportunity Communities

The Geography of Opportunity: Review of Opportunity Mapping Research Initiatives

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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2008Opportunity Communities

Pathways to Opportunity: Partnership and Collaboration for revitalizing the Rosemont-Walbrook neighborhood

Download or View The Full Report Download or View The Summary Report Some of Baltimore’s neighborhoods have recently struggled with economic, educational, housing and social challenges. The North Avenue corridor of West Baltimore has suffered from a steady decline in opportunity. The decline appears to be most pronounced in education and employment opportunities surrounding the … Continue reading »

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