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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
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Huffington Post: Supreme Court Waits in the Wings as Appeals Court Considers the Constitution, Voting Rights, Race and Criminal Justice9/23/10
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Wins Injunction in Post-Katrina Housing Discrimination Case9/22/10Related Case or Issue:
A U.S. appeals court panel in Washington, D.C., has granted fair housing advocates an injunction barring the state of Louisiana from redistributing unused Road Home funds toward other programs.
The decision puts a crimp in plans by several state legislators to redirect about $148 million left in the largest housing recovery aid program in U.S. history as it winds down after four years and more than $8 billion in grants.
On its face, Farakkhan v. Gregoire is about whether felons have the right to vote. But it's really about institutionalized racism: namely whether Washington's criminal justice system treats minorities unfairly.