August 30, 2017

LA Times Calls for Gov’t to Stop the Next Wells Fargo Scandal Before it Happens

Bank building

The Los Angeles Times has published an opinion piece alleging that the “biggest criminal enterprise in California” is not a street gang or drug cartel, but “in terms of sheer volume of offenses,” none other than Wells Fargo Bank. With fraud and other actionable behavior ranging from creating costly false accounts for millions of customers…

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September 30, 2016

Policing The Banks Needs to Be An Inside Job

Bank building

The New York Times has published an excellent editorial piece reviewing the landscape of bank fraud, regulation, and the systems in place — or lack of systems in place — to foster the critical insider reporting on fraud and misconduct inside our nation’s largest banks necessary to keep those banks’ behavior within the law.

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August 17, 2016

Latinos, Blacks Still Face Housing Discrimination

Jumbo mortgages

BlackPressUSA.com reports on the pervasive erosion of wealth among families of color that continues more than half a decade past the recent “housing crisis.”

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August 15, 2016

Senator Tim Kaine on Making Housing Fair in America

Senator Tim Kaine

A heartfelt and stirring commentary on fair housing in America appeared August 12th on CNN written by Tim Kaine, United States Senator from Virginia and the Democratic candidate for vice president. Mr. Kaine’s piece reviews his own career fighting for fair housing and civil rights, touching back to his first case as a young lawyer…

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August 4, 2016

Anton Scalia, Impediment to Justice

The U.S. Supreme Court looks up

The Atlantic has published “How Scalia Made It Difficult to Bring Cases to Court,” a lengthy examination of late Justice Anton Scalia’s tenure on the Supreme Court — mostly a pattern and practice of defending the rights of the wealthy and corporations at the expense of minorities and the underprivileged. His surviving co-justices are now…

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August 4, 2016

The New Thorn in the Sides of Big Banks

Derelict terrace house awaiting demolition.

The Wall Street Journal¬†(subscription) reports on Fair Housing Act lawsuits version 2.0: lawsuits where the accusing parties are cities, rather than individuals. But there’s a stumbling block to the progression of these suits, as the target banks, whose loans the suits accuse of blighting cities and decimating tax bases to the harm of all residents,…

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June 15, 2014

“The Case For Reparations” – The Atlantic (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

The Atlantic Monthly - Coates

In a piece that unflinchingly takes on two hundred years of racism and unbalance, Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case in The Atlantic for 21st century reparations to answer for the 19th century crime of slavery, the echoes of which are still breaking backs — and lives — in America. The article is damning, heartbreaking, and…

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