This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, a bipartisan assessment of race in America that revealed the nation to be both separate and unequal. A half century later, a new report takes stock of what we’ve begun…
Ten years since the economic recession, lending has returned for many Americans. Yet the gap between white and black homeownership is wider now than it was in 1960, with signs of modern-day redlining showing up across the country. Special correspondent…
By Paul Solman
What kind of hostilities do female economists face, and why? A recent paper highlights the sexualization of women in the field: In a list of the top words that correlated most frequently with women interviewing for jobs, none had anything…
The NAACP issued a travel advisory about the state of Missouri for women, minorities and LGBT people, asking those travelers to use “extreme caution.” The NAACP’s first statewide alert comes after Missouri passed a law that the organization says permits…
By Sadie Gurman, Maria Danilova, Associated Press
A day after The New York Times reported the department was seeking current attorneys interested in "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions," the Justice Department said the job ad was related to…
By PBS NewsHour
A new analysis of auto insurance rates in some states found sometimes dramatic price discrepancies for predominantly minority neighborhoods that ProPublica’s Julia Angwin says can’t be explained by driving risks. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the investigation with Angwin, plus gets another…
By Making Sen$e Editor
A new study found that there were roughly twice the number of cancellations for customers who used African American-sounding names when requesting a ride in Boston than those using white-sounding names.
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
The judge said the company’s Terms of Service require all disputes between user and owner be decided in arbitration, rather than in court.
By Making Sen$e Editor
A new paper concludes that ban-the-box policies actually reduce work opportunities for young, low-skilled black and Hispanic men with clean records.
By Eugene Mason
Airbnb announced Thursday that it is taking steps to protect against discrimination.
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