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The Supreme Court should learn from a pool party in Texas
For four decades, this interpretation of the law — known in legal circles as “disparate impact” — has been used to punish banks for steering toxic loans to blacks and Latinos, and mortgage companies for charging higher fees. In 2011, the Justice Department relied on it to negotiate a $335 million settlement with Countywide Financial for charging higher rates to black and Latino borrowers who had the same credit risk as whites.
Charleston: Warning signs in atmosphere of hate
NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s [President and Director-Counsel] Sherrilyn Ifill and former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole on warning signs of violence and creating a climate that encourages people to speak up about possible danger.
SCOTUS to rule on housing discrimination
Janai Nelson, Adam Benforado, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Juan Cartagena discuss the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the Fair Housing Act.
Hundreds protest police reaction to Texas pool party
Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund, discusses the reactions in McKinney, Tx. after a video showing a white police officer wrestling a black teenage girl at a pool party to the ground was posted online.