Items Tagged with 'racial discrimination'


  • Minnesota city denies ACLU's allegations of racial housing policies

    Faribault responds to ACLU claims of discriminatory renter policies
    Earlier this week, the ACLU took the city of Faribault, Minnesota to court for allegedly racist renter policies that were targeting black and Somali refugee residents of the city. Faribault denies the existence of any such racist policy and responded with a lengthy letter refuting the ACLU's allegations.
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  • Forbes: CFPB fails to protect consumers

    Bad rules, bad methodology plague bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rules for banks on mortgage lending have had a deleterious effect on lenders, but the problems extend far beyond the one-size-fits-all regulations.
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  • State of New York accuses Evans Bank of redlining

    Bank allegedly drew map which excluded African-Americans
    According to the suit filed on behalf of the People of the State of New York by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Evans Bank allegedly created a map of its “lending area,” which included most of the city of Buffalo, but excluded the predominately African-American neighborhoods on Buffalo’s Eastside.
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  • Online real estate sites face racial discrimination

    National Fair Housing Alliance investigates websites
    Online real estate sites are reaching record-breaking numbers in traffic, but at the same time, the websites are hitting a new problem. Should people be able to search for a home based on the racial or ethnic composition of the neighborhood?
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  • Sound and fury at CFPB racial discrimination hearing

    CFPB execs skip hearing on abuse at agency
    There was a certain level of disingenuousness that went beyond the usual political posturing at the House Oversight & Investigation Subcommittee investigating discrimination and retaliation at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Wednesday morning.
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