Discrimination

April 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Not only does the plan promise more affordable housing, it’s also supposed to deliver “access to more upwardly mobile communities."
Next City
March 20, 2018, 7am PDT
All it takes a map, a bike, and a desire to learn the history of racial segregation in the United States.
KUOW
March 10, 2018, 1pm PST
Although it's unclear if the change is final, it's been widely reported that leadership at the U.S. Department of Housing and Development is pushing to remove wording about racial discrimination from the organization's mission statement.
The Huffington Post
February 16, 2018, 6am PST
Fifty years of the Fair Housing Act hasn't been enough to stop banks and mortgage lenders from discriminating against people of color. Some bad actors are worse than others, though the whole industry in the aggregate is hardly free from indictment.
Reveal (The Center for Investigative Reporting)
February 9, 2018, 5am PST
Call it buyer beware: the real estate website Trulia is offering a new tool to helps house hunters evaluate whether communities discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents.
Trulia
January 31, 2018, 12pm PST
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
Huffington Post
January 24, 2018, 11am PST
Even in liberal states like California, government-sanctioned residential segregation persisted in the 20th century. In a recent talk in L.A., Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law, charged planners with undoing this shameful legacy.
California Planning & Development Report
January 4, 2018, 9am PST
The largest private landlord in the U.S. faces a discrimination suit for refusing to rent to people with criminal records.
Center for Investigative Reporting
August 19, 2017, 5am PDT
Recently, the Department of Justice announced it would investigate college affirmative action programs for discrimination against whites. More recently, HUD announced that it was suspending an Obama-era rule meant to prevent segregation.
UrbDeZine
August 4, 2017, 5am PDT
According to Next City, a new mapping tool from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition reveals the roots of gentrification in addition to making stark a history of discrimination.
Next City
July 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
A Next City article argues that investing in job programs and other public goods would do more to make those communities safe than investing in police departments.
Next City
March 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
Majority-white neighborhoods like West Town and Lincoln Park are among the most popular for biking in Chicago, but they’re not in the top ten neighborhoods for bike tickets.
Chicago Tribune
March 10, 2017, 1pm PST
Bayonne, New Jersey doesn't currently have a mosque, after a heated six-hour zoning meeting officials have rejected an application to build one.
WNYC
February 1, 2017, 1pm PST
Two studies bear out the idea that Black people face continued discrimination in transportation. They drive cautiously to avoid discriminatory traffic enforcement, and they're less likely to get picked up by rideshare.
City Observatory
January 26, 2017, 5am PST
Some malls across the country have taken to enforcing bans on unaccompanied minors to quell potential trouble, but in California the bans are raising issues of civil libertiies.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
January 18, 2017, 8am PST
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
October 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
Facebook's advertising platform might run afoul of the Fair Housing Act of 1968—a reminder of the risks as new business models gain traction on the Internet.
ProPublica
September 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
In an effort to curb the culture of discrimination enabled on its platform, Airbnb will roll out new features to ensure better service for minorities.
Vox
August 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Discrimination has always been a threat as landlords consider new tenants, but now there's new technology to potentially exacerbate the problem.
Quartz
August 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The federal government has decided that a policy recently approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would have the exact opposite effect of its intentions.
San Francisco Chronicle