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  1. Press: Checking accounts can cost more if you’re black or Latino
    Not only can it be more expensive for black and brown consumers to obtain home and car loans, but also it can cost them substantially more for services as basic as opening and maintaining a… | Jun 22, 2018
  2. Press: Protecting privacy is a civil rights issue
    Sweeping privacy violations have the strange effect of revealing that the tracking of consumers by marketers affects everyone while hiding how that tracking hurts some people far more than others. People who value their privacy… | Jun 07, 2018
  3. Press: Lawmakers worry facial recognition tech could reinforce racial profiling
    House lawmakers are raising concerns that a powerful facial recognition tool Amazon is marketing to local law enforcement agencies could be used to inappropriately surveil innocent Americans and reinforce racial profiling of black communities. | May 29, 2018
  4. Press: Starbucks cierra cafeterías en EEUU para capacitar empleados
    Starbucks cerró por unas horas el martes más de 8.000 de sus cafeterías en Estados Unidos para impartir capacitación contra la discriminación, en la medida más reciente de la empresa para afrontar las secuelas del… | May 29, 2018
  5. Press: Many home loan applications get denied. For blacks, Hispanics, Asians rejection’s higher
    Surprisingly, large numbers of loan applications don’t make it. About 1 of every 9 loan applications (10.8 percent) to purchase a home — and more than 1 in 4 applications (26.4 percent) for a refinancing — were… | May 24, 2018
  6. Press: Latinos deben estar vigilantes cuando se endeuden por un carro
    El presidente Trump firma una orden que elimina las protecciones para frenar la discriminación de minorías Es oficial. El presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, ha eliminado la directiva de la Oficina de Protección al Consumidor… | May 22, 2018
  7. Press: Starbucks permitirá que cualquier persona use sus baños
    Starbucks informó que dejará que cualquier persona use los baños de sus locales, sin importar si compran algo o no, después de que dos negros fueron arrestados el mes pasado en uno de sus cafés… | May 11, 2018
  8. Press: HUD Secretary sued for suspending Obama-era fair-housing rule
    Fair-housing advocates planned to file a lawsuit early Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson for suspending an Obama-era rule requiring communities to examine and address barriers… | May 08, 2018
  9. Press: The ‘C’ in CRA should still mean something
    The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was put into place to address the refusal of banks to lend to and meet the financial needs of low- and middle-income communities. Crucially, CRA brings together communities that have… | Apr 19, 2018
  10. Press: Kept out: How banks block people of color from homeownership
    Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. This modern-day… | Feb 15, 2018
  11. Press: Consumer protection bureau losing its teeth
    Acting director Mick Mulvaney is turning the financial watchdog into a corporate lapdog. For nearly seven years since it began, the federal government’s first agency dedicated to protecting consumers fought successfully to prevent rip-offs by credit card… | Feb 14, 2018
  12. Press: Fair housing lawsuit alleges racial discrimination
    A national group of fair housing advocates has filed a complaint in federal court alleging that Deutsche Bank, Ocwen Financial Corp., and Altisource Inc. neglected bank-owned vacant homes in African American and Latino neighborhoods across… | Feb 08, 2018
  13. Press: Companies accused of using Facebook ads to exclude older Americans
    Three workers and a large union sued T-Mobile, Amazon, Facebook, and other corporations on Wednesday, accusing them of using Facebook’s ad targeting tools to exclude older Americans from job opportunities. The lawsuit takes issue with… | Dec 21, 2017
  14. Press: Citing misdeeds, U.S. gives Wells Fargo failing grade on lending
    In the latest blow to Wells Fargo’s efforts to rebuild its reputation after months of turmoil, the bank on Tuesday received a failing score on community lending from its federal regulator.  Wells Fargo was given… | Mar 29, 2017
  15. Press: Discrimination case highlights difference between arbitration, litigation
    In the nine years since Marie “Micki” Wolf and nearly a dozen other women filed an arbitration case against Sterling Jewelers, she was barred from talking openly about her claims of pay disparities and gender… | Mar 02, 2017
  16. Press: Hundreds join class action against Kay and Jared jewelry company
    Declarations from roughly 250 women and men who worked at Sterling Jewelers, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate behind Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Kay Jewelers, filed as part of a private class-action arbitration case. They allege… | Mar 01, 2017
  17. Press: You don’t need to be a math whiz to figure out why women earn less than men
    The insane arithmetic that nearly always calculates a woman’s worth in the workplace as less than a man’s. It is also one of the reasons that millions of men and women in the United States… | Feb 11, 2017
  18. Press: Facebook cracks down on ads that discriminate
    Facebook said Wednesday that it's making three changes to stop housing, employment and credit-related ads on its network that discriminate based on personal attributes. The company came under fire last fall, following a ProPublica article that showed it was possible… | Feb 09, 2017
  19. Press: Strife over immigrants: Can California foretell nation’s future?
    The demographic change California underwent between 1980 and 2000 mirrors the change (and projected change) in the United States since 2000 and up to 2050, when whites are expected to be less than half of… | Feb 01, 2017
  20. Press: Trump’s travel ban is causing chaos
    President Trump's executive order to immediately deny entry to the United States to citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries has led to impassioned demonstrations at airports, international denunciations and even criticism from some fellow Republicans.… | Jan 29, 2017
  21. Press: Foreclosures show a racial divide in house decay
    The modest white house on Arlene Avenue in Dayton, Ohio, was an eyesore. The paint was peeling, and parts of the shutters were missing. The yard was thickly overgrown, and the back door, such as… | Dec 15, 2016
  22. Press: U.S. regulator set to fail Wells Fargo on community lending test
    A U.S. bank regulator is ready to fail Wells Fargo on a national scorecard for community lending, sources familiar with the decision said on Wednesday, in a move that could limit near-term expansion for the… | Dec 08, 2016
  23. Press: Facebook will stop some ads from targeting users by race
    As Facebook has grown, so too has its ability to slice and dice the habits of its hundreds of millions of users, and offer them up to advertisers that want to reach specific groups for… | Nov 14, 2016
  24. Press: Judge blocks racial discrimination suit against Airbnb
    Airbnb on Tuesday avoided a potential class-action lawsuit by customers who accused hosts of racial discrimination when a federal judge ruled that the company’s arbitration policy prohibited its users from suing. | Nov 02, 2016
  25. Press: Why Fox quickly settled the Gretchen Carlson suit
    The legal strategy that Carlson’s team implemented of suiting Ailes as an individual rather than Fox as a corporate entity will be influential in allowing such cases to sidestep arbitration clauses in many employment contracts.… | Sep 07, 2016
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