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2010

2010EmploymentFair Credit/Fair Housing

Race-Recovery Index: Is Stimulus Helping Communities in Crisis?

Download or View The Full Report The Race-Recovery Index, a project of the Kirwan Institute, is designed to measure how all people, but particularly marginalized populations, are faring in the midst of the national recovery efforts. The two primary tools for measurement that will be used on a monthly basis will be the national unemployment … Continue reading »

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2010Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Fair Credit and Fair Housing in the Wake of the Subprime Lending and Foreclosure Crisis

Download or View The Full Report In the fall of 2007, the Kirwan Institute initiated a comprehensive research initiative on the emerging subprime lending and foreclosure crisis and its impact on communities of color across the nation. In October of 2008, a month after the failure of Lehman Brothers, Kirwan held a national convening that … Continue reading »

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2010EmploymentFair Credit/Fair Housing

What is a Bank Robber?

Download or View The Full Report In the wake of the financial crisis internet bloggers, newspaper columnists, and many middle and working class Americans have called the financiers responsible for the residential mortgage backed securities are “crooks,” “criminals,” and even “Wall Street gangsters.” While this populist rhetoric is widespread, neither the nation’s academics nor mainstream … Continue reading »

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2010EmploymentFair Credit/Fair Housing

Race-Recovery Index: Is Stimulus Helping Communities in Crisis?

Download or View The Full Report Tracking the Equity of Our Recovery The Race-Recovery Index, a project of the Kirwan Institute, is designed to measure how all people, but particularly marginalized populations, are faring in the midst of the national recovery efforts. The two primary tools for measurement that will be used on a monthly … Continue reading »

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2010Opportunity Communities

An Ethnographic View of Impact: Asset Stripping for People of Color

Download or View The Full Report I finished the interview with Edna, and then used her bathroom, taking the opportunity to poke my head around the rest of the house. It was small. The bathroom led off the TV room and had a door through to the kitchen on the other side. In the dining … Continue reading »

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