The Real Asian-American Race Issue

The Real Asian-American Race Issue

Michelle Steel attends a press conference in Santa Ana, California on November 5, 2020. Photo: Paul Bersebach/Associated Press In a key California House race, the Republican and Democratic candidates have each accused the other of anti-Asian racism. That’s perhaps not surprising in a district where the Los Angeles Times says Asian-Americans enjoy a slight plurality … Read more

Los Angeles City Council president resigns after using racist language in leaked recording

Los Angeles City Council president resigns after using racist language in leaked recording

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez has resigned from her position after she and two other council members were recorded making racist remarks. Driving the news: In a statement announcing his departure, Martinez asked for forgiveness “from my colleagues and from the residents of this city that I love so much.” “At the end … Read more

What role should race play in admissions?

What role should race play in admissions?

The US Supreme Court in Washington, 3 October 2022. Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS At the end of the month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case testing the use of race as a factor in college admissions. The plaintiff, Students for Fair Admissions, claims that “holistic” policies used by Harvard, the University of North … Read more

Why Young Adults in Minority Communities Have Lower Credit Scores

Why Young Adults in Minority Communities Have Lower Credit Scores

Damir Khabirov | iStock | Getty Images Young adults in most black and Hispanic communities tend to have lower average credit scores compared to those living in most white communities, according to new research from the Urban Institute. The study found that 25- to 29-year-olds in most black communities have a median credit score of … Read more

Black borrowers’ mortgage rejection rate doubles that of the overall population

Black borrowers’ mortgage rejection rate doubles that of the overall population

Mark Hunt | Disability Pictures | Getty Images Owning a home is one of the most important ways to build wealth. But for aspiring black homeowners, according to a new report from LendingTree, it can be a difficult milestone to reach. Research by the online mortgage market firm finds that the rejection rate for black … Read more

Why America’s Largest Companies Still Won’t Reveal Wage Data By Race

Why America’s Largest Companies Still Won’t Reveal Wage Data By Race

Several companies reveal their internal data on racial profitability. The bad news: even more companies are not ready to share, and this suggests that progress in achieving pay parity between white and non-white employees remains slow across the corporate landscape. An analysis this week from ESG research non-profit organization Just Capital shows that only companies … Read more

NeNe Leake’s ‘dealer’ lawsuit with Bravo, Andy Cohen

NeNe Leake’s ‘dealer’ lawsuit with Bravo, Andy Cohen

NeNe Leakes is in negotiations with Andy Cohen, Bravo and NBCUniversal to potentially resolve the discrimination case she brought against them out of court, Page Six has learned. A judge in Atlanta gave the parties a 45-day extension Wednesday through Aug. 19, after defendants requested more time to “negotiate” the dispute, according to court documents. … Read more

Racial justice organizations want to reintroduce the child tax deduction

Racial justice organizations want to reintroduce the child tax deduction

Washington DC residents Cara Baldari and her 9-month-old daughter Evie (left) and Sarah Orrin-Vipond and her 8-month-old son Otto (right) are attending a rally in front of the US Capitol in December. 13, 2021. Alex Wong | Getty Images Bringing back the improved child tax deduction with monthly checks would help lift millions of children … Read more

Forgiveness of student loans can narrow the racial wealth gap, advocates say

Forgiveness of student loans can narrow the racial wealth gap, advocates say

Nosystem images | E + | Getty Images A college education should help close the wealth gap for black Americans. Yet researchers are finding that the opposite is true, thanks to student loan debt. The median wealth of black families is less than 15% of white families, according to the Federal Reserves 2019 Survey of … Read more

Racial justice organizations are asking Congress to reintroduce tax deductions for children

Racial justice organizations are asking Congress to reintroduce tax deductions for children

A demonstration organized by the ParentsTogether Foundation in support of the child tax deduction portion of the Build Back Better Act outside the U.S. Capitol on December 13, 2021. Sarah Silbiger / Bloomberg via Getty Images How the child tax deduction helped families The child tax deduction was improved as part of President Joe Biden’s … Read more