US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

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5 Jun 2019

This chart shows how badly the census could undercount people of color

According to a new report from the Urban Institute, the census is on track to severely undercount people of color — even more so than the past two surveys. This chart looks at how the 2020 census would perform if it was conducted at 2010 levels, then compares it to the actual projections using the census planning documents. The effects of the citizenship question aren’t included.
According to a new report from the Urban Institute, the census is on track to severely undercount people of color —...
25 Dec 2018

Ben Carson’s HUD dials back investigations into housing discrimination

Beyond his attempts to roll back the agency’s fair-housing rules, Carson is overseeing a department whose fair-housing budget and staffing have been cut. And, notably, he has departed from the practices of recent Democratic and Republican predecessors of using their secretarial power to root out systemic racial discrimination by launching broad-based investigations into bias by banks, real estate companies and others.
Beyond his attempts to roll back the agency’s fair-housing rules, Carson is overseeing a department whose fair-housing...
30 Aug 2018

U.S. denying passports to American citizens along Mexico border

His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as a state prison guard. But when Juan, 40, applied to renew his U.S. passport this year, the government’s response floored him. In a letter, the State Department said it didn’t believe he was an American citizen.
His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of...
18 Aug 2018

Officials Defend Plan To Close Almost All Polling Places In Majority Black Georgia County

Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to suddenly close seven of the county’s nine polling places against allegations of racial discrimination, saying the ones it wants to close are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities Randolph County, the site of the proposed changes, is more than 60 percent black, with a little over 30 percent of residents in poverty ― more than double the national level.
Election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county are defending a plan to suddenly close seven of the county’s...

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19 Jan 2018

Trump isn’t behind the lowest black unemployment rate in decades

Since Trump first took credit for the lower unemployment rates earlier this month, journalists and economists have noted that he isn’t really the cause of the decline. Unemployment among black Americans has been  declining pretty steadily after coming close to 17 percent in 2011.
Since Trump first took credit for the lower unemployment rates earlier this month, journalists and economists have noted...
24 Oct 2017

Civil Rights Groups Sue Ben Carson for Delaying Anti-Segregation Housing Reform

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson has halted a federal policy aimed at ending housing segregation. The rule would have allowed for millions of low-income families to afford rent in neighborhoods with better economic and educational opportunities.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson has halted a federal policy aimed at ending housing...
4 Mar 2017

‘Just racist’: EPA cuts will hit black and Hispanic communities the hardest

Planned cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency are set to fall heaviest upon communities of color across the US that already suffer disproportionately from toxic pollution, green groups have warned. Proposal would remove environmental justice office, tasked with bridging gap in pollution in black, Hispanic and low-income areas and wealthier white ones
Planned cuts at the Environmental Protection Agency are set to fall heaviest upon communities of color across the US...

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