Day: January 23, 2020

Infrastructure

Water Issues Denmark, SC

Sara Ganim. November 2018. For 10 years, some residents in Denmark, South Carolina, have been suspicious of the rust-colored water coming from their taps. They’ve

Infrastructure

Flooding in the Pee Pee

Mathew Robertson. September 2018. As the remnants of what was Hurricane Florence blew out of the Pee Dee on Sunday, the rains it brought with

HBCUs

HBCU Funding Update

Madeline St. Amour. December 2019. The bipartisan deal announced Tuesday to amend legislation tied to funding historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions

Community Reinvestment Act

Disparities in Capital

Robert W. Fairlie, Ph. D. and Alicia M. Robb, Ph.D. January 2010. Capital access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth

Education

Still Separate and Unequal

Lindsey Cook. January 2015.The U.S. spends significantly more on education than other OECD countries. In 2010, the U.S. spent 39 percent more per full-time student

Education

Miseducation

Manuela Ekowo. March 2017. On Monday, Senator Tim Scott—a black Republican senator from South Carolina—spearheaded a meeting between leaders of historically black colleges and congressional Republicans and

Criminal Justice Reform

CJR Lessons from States

Bill Keller. July 2017. Since November, a kind of fatalistic cloud has settled over the campaign to reform the federal criminal justice system. With a

Redistricting and Reapportionment

Gerrymandering

Vann R. Newkirk II. May 2017. You don’t see a Kagan-Breyer-Ginsburg-Sotomayor-Thomas majority often in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, but today that quintet joined together to

Economic Development

Wage Gap

Mary C. Daly, Bart Hobijn, and Joseph H. Pedtke. September 2017. More than half a century since the Civil Rights Act became law, U.S. workers

Community Reinvestment Act

Why CRA is Important

Jaime Weisberg. December 18, 2019. The Trump Administration has been systematically dismantling longstanding civil rights laws, this time taking aim at a law lesser known