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U.S. to pay black farmers $1.25 bil. in racism settlement

By | 10.31.11 | 9:02 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Following a ruling Friday by a federal judge, thousands of farmers who endured racial discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture during the decades of the 1980s and 1990s should start receiving portions of a $1.25 billion settlement.

U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said in his written opinion that the More…

Portland housing outcry failed to understand complexity of discrimination enforcement, says HUD spokesman

By | 05.19.11 | 12:31 pm

This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. to add further comments from HUD.

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon recently published its audit of Portland for the city’s Housing Bureau which revealed 64 percent of black and Latino renters in the stalwart liberal city were discriminated against when inquiring More…

Even progressive Portland has housing discrimination issues

By | 05.11.11 | 4:14 pm

Even the most progressive of cities deals with housing discrimination. After issuing a mandatory audit, authorities in Portland, Ore., discovered 32 instances of unequal housing treatment in 50 cases.

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) was paid $19,000 by the city to conduct the investigation as part of a More…

Obama administration to make sexual violence in schools an act of discrimination, in addition to a crime

By | 04.04.11 | 10:45 am

In this the first week of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Education is introducing new guidelines for how universities should handle on-campus rape and sexual assault, reports The Washington Post.

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden, during his address to the University of More…

Focus on the Family linked to pro-discrimination bills around the country

By | 02.25.11 | 9:21 am

Image by Matt MahurinMontana’s House of Representatives Wednesday approved a bill that would overrule a Missoula city ordinance prohibiting employment and housing discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender. The bill would prohibit any locality from protecting any group from discrimination not already protected under Montana law.

Arizona implicates women and doctors in race-based abortion legislation

By | 02.22.11 | 3:45 pm

The Arizona House of Representatives passed legislation Monday that has many scratching their heads: prohibiting abortions on the basis of the fetus’ presumed race or gender.

Citibank Admits to Screening Customers for Content

By | 02.26.10 | 12:45 pm

Although Citibank has restored access to Fabulis CEO Jason Goldberg’s accounts and apologized for attempting to sever their business relationship with his company over its “objectionable” content (because a social networking site for gay men is inherently objectionable) Citibank also admitted that it’s company More…

Citibank Shuts Down Gay Entrepreneur’s Bank Account Over Blog’s Content

By | 02.25.10 | 3:27 pm

Jason Goldberg is the CEO of a company called Fabulis, which is developing a website, iPhone app and social media application targeted at gay men. His company — which is at least his third start-up — is funded by investors including The Washington Post More…

What’s Next for the CRA?

By | 01.18.10 | 6:00 am


An ambitious plan to update the Carter-era Community Reinvestment Act that supporters hope to see signed into law in 2010 comes amid charges that this legislation was responsible for nothing less than the subprime crisis and the resulting collapse of the residential real estate market.

The plan, sponsored by More…

NYT Supports Nadler Legislation to Restore Court Access

By | 12.22.09 | 11:07 am

The New York Times’ editorial board weighs in today in favor of Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) proposed legislation to effectively overturn two recent Supreme Court cases that significantly narrowed the ability of many victims to have their day in court.

Congress has held two More…