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  • Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case

    Local civil rights advocates worry about housing case
    Lawyers who launched a fair-lending case in Baltimore against Wells Fargo that ended with a $175 million settlement three years ago had an effective weapon: a federal legal standard recognizing discrimination by effect as well as intent. Housing...
  • Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional

    In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nation remembers with parades, service
    The nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with parades, community service and calls for harmony after a year that again tested the boundaries of race relations in the United States. With major parades in Los Angeles and San Antonio,...
  • Supreme Court asked to scale back landmark fair housing law

    The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may be about to chip away at  another 1960s-era civil rights law. At issue is the Fair Housing Act of 1968, passed a week after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The law makes it illegal to refuse to...
  • Allentown police chief: Ferguson isn't Selma

    Allentown police chief: Ferguson isn't Selma
    Allentown police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has heard the comparisons between last year's protests over the killing of an unarmed black man by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and the 1965 marches from Selma, Ala., that were so integral to that era's civil...
  • Chicago and the Tuskegee Airmen

    Chicago and the Tuskegee Airmen
    "If I can get up there, I'll help change things down here." — Unnamed student pilot at Tuskegee, Ala., eager for combat in World War II. In 1940, on the cusp of America's entry into World War II, the country had a serious shortage of experienced...
  • Ignore the peddlers of outrage

    Ignore the peddlers of outrage
    Recent events from Ferguson, Mo., to Staten Island, N.Y., might prompt an observer to infer that American cops are racist and that a bigoted white populace tolerates unnecessary lethal force against minorities. One might also conclude that America has a...
  • Hey Chicago, Trevor Noah is not impressed by your hot dogs

    Hey Chicago, Trevor Noah is not impressed by your hot dogs
    Growing up, Trevor Noah did not know comedy existed. Sitcoms, sketches and entertainment as a whole were a figment of his imagination. “Comedy” wasn’t a hobby, it wasn’t a business, it wasn’t anything at all. Being born...
  • With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful

    With 'Selma' and Ferguson, MLK Day events more meaningful
    Roberta Meek's memory of the day she met the man is fading. It was 1965 or 1967. She was 9 years old or 11 years old. She and her father walked through a hotel lobby in Philadelphia, his big hand cradling her little one. She recognized a man striding...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Fair Housing legacy must be protected

    In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march through the streets of Chicago to protest the housing segregation which plagued that city and many others throughout the nation. Less than two years later, Dr. King was assassinated, but not before he...
  • Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?

    Does the new 'Selma' call for compulsory voting?
    I saw Selma this week. It's a powerful movie about the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's worth seeing, and certainly deserves better than what it got this week from that star-chamber Oscar nominating process of the Academy of Motion...