Civil Rights and Housing

Although segregation is illegal, realtors and landlords are still abiding by the past policies that allowed discrimination against minorities, especially African Americans, from buying homes and apartments.

Civil Rights and Housing

“Wealth is where past injustices breed present suffering,” says author Mehrsa Baradaran, in the Netflix Explained series. The racial wealth gap is “a measure of the white family and the African American family that is right smack-dab in the middle, the median. The median white household’s wealth – their savings plus assets minus their debts […]

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

"The short-term home rental platform’s previous policy of displaying profile pictures throughout the booking process increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color, whether because of racial animus or implicit bias." - Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Statement in Response to Change in Airbnb’s Profile Picture Policy The company ends a booking policy that increased the likelihood that hosts would discriminatorily deny lodging to people of color FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ […]

The Green New Deal is an Economic Bill of Rights

"The Green Party has been campaigning for a Green New Deal that would be the fulfillment of the original New Deal’s aspiration for an Economic Bill of Rights – with added right to a clean and sustainable environment, particularly to address the mounting climate crisis." - Howie Hawkins, the 2018 Green Party candidate for Governor of New York.

The Green New Deal is an Economic Bill of Rights

BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) – It has been 84 years since President Franklin Roosevelt formed the Committee on Economic Security in June 1934 to make recommendations during the height of the Great Depression on how to provide economic security for all Americans. The five-member committee included three of the most progressive New Dealers: Henry Wallace, […]

Recidivism: Who profits from mass incarceration?

Prison Policy Initiative, 2017 Report: The cost of incarceration is $182 billion every year.

Recidivism: Who profits from mass incarceration?

BROOKLYN, NY (Workers World Today) — The United States holds 25 percent of the world’s prison population, despite only accounting for 5 percent of the world’s total population. This massive number of prisoners is a result of a justice system that needs remodeling and updating. In its current state, the justice system is expensive and […]

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

Jumaane Williams, a council member representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Candidate for New York Lt. Gov.

Lt. gov. candidate Jumaane Williams: Can he fight for affordable housing?

When it comes to the cities of this world with the largest homeless population, our very own New York City comes second, with over 70,000 homeless. This startling figure went up since March of 2017 when it was around 60,000, and shows no indication of going down. Despite this, New York City continues to fight […]

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

Most people do what authority figures tell them to – even when they disagree. The reason, it turns out, is hidden in the brain. The good news? It can be changed.

What It Takes To Stand Up To Authority

By Martha Henriques | BBC | 13 July 2018 We like to think we’d do the right thing in a tough situation. We’d stand up to our boss when necessary, step in if we saw someone being bullied, and say no if we were asked to do something we felt was wrong. It’s tempting to […]

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

NYS Senator Jesse Hamilton: “We have dedicated lawyers, counselors, case workers, and community advocates working to uphold tenants’ rights and keep our communities whole...”

NY State Senator Secures $190,000 in Funding for Tenants’ Rights & Tenant Advocacy Groups

Brooklyn, NY – Senator Hamilton announced today $190,000 in funding for tenants’ rights and tenant advocacy groups secured in the New York State budget. The Flatbush Development Corporation with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Housing & Family Services of Greater New York, Fifth Avenue Committee with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and the Legal Aid Society will be […]

Travel diaries reveal Einstein’s racist views

He uses particularly derogatory language to describe Chinese people, calling them "spiritless" and "obtuse."

Travel diaries reveal Einstein’s racist views

By Jessica Spitz, NBC News A journal kept by Albert Einstein throughout his travels in the Far East, recently published by Princeton University Press, reveals xenophobic and racist attitudes that stand in stark contrast to the physicist’s legacy as a humanitarian and outspoken proponent of civil rights. This is the first time that the diary, […]