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2011Civic Engagement

Detroit Civic Engagement Fellows: Site Visit Workbooklet

Download or View The Full Report What was the issue(s) that initiated/drove the civic engagement process? How would you describe the civic environment in which the engagement process was taking place? Who led the engagement process? How did that leadership evolve over time? Was there an explicit strategy (e.g; timeline, actions, funding, promotion, actors), or … Continue reading »

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2011Implicit BiasOpportunity Communities

Bibliographical Guide to Structural Racialization, Implicit Bias, and Systems Thinking

Download or View The Full Report Structural Racialization Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2010. Bertrand, Marianne and Sendhil Mullainathan. “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal? A Field Experiment on Labor Market Discrimination.” American Economic Review 94 (2004):991-1013. Abstract by … Continue reading »

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Attaining the American Dream: Racial Differences in the Effects of Pell Grants on Students’ Persistence and Educational Outcomes

Download or View The Full Report Expanding access to higher education is one of our nation’s top priorities. Accordingly, legislators and policymakers are attempting to balance budgets while continuing to support parents in their efforts to send their children to college. However, due to impending federal pronouncements and fiscal negotiations pertaining to student financial aid, … Continue reading »

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Higher Education and Diversity: Ethical and Practical Responsibility in the Academy

Download or View The Full Report The nation’s current economic difficulties and politically contentious atmosphere have raised doubts, and even fears, among many members of the American population. Polls show that the concern that Americans feel about the country’s future direction is at the highest level since the Great Depression, while the measure of confidence … Continue reading »

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2011Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Opportunity and Location in Federally Subsidized Housing Programs

Download or View The Full Report This paper is intended to present a civil rights perspective on the federal policy discussion currently underway seeking to harmonize various subsidized housing development rules across the three agencies that sponsor low income housing (HUD, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Agriculture). This “compliance harmonization” initiative has so … Continue reading »

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