Reams of data show how in America, geography can determine destiny. In New York, residential clustering of people by race leads to clustering in education and can yield worse economic and health outcomes. (3/9)
Some history on GOP’s deep commitment to election security. “Senate GOP Coronavirus Package Omits Additional Elections Funding;
House Democrats in May proposed sending $3.6 billion to state & local officials to help them hold elections during the pandemic.”
Senate Republicans didn’t include any new funding to help states and local governments to administer elections in their latest coronavirus aid package, setting up a fight over the issue in coming negotiations with Democrats.
House Democrats in May proposed sending $3.6 billion to state and local officials to help them hold elections during the pandemic, which has prompted many areas to expand vote-by-mail options and invest in protective equipment for poll workers.
A little history lesson. 42 USC 1985 prohibits civil rights conspiracies and is derived from Section 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1870 and Section 2 of the Enforcement Act of 1871.
Section 3 is particularly timely.
Text follows in thread.
(3) Depriving persons of rights or privileges. If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire or go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another, for the purpose of depriving, either directly or indirectly, any person or class of persons
of the equal protection of the laws, or of equal privileges and immunities under the laws; or for the purpose of preventing or hindering the constituted authorities of any State or Territory from giving or securing to all persons within such State or Territory
A recently-announced de Blasio administration proposal to rezone SoHo and NoHo for new housing was
billed as a step to advance residential integration in the largely white, high-income area.
But a city policy that gives preference to local residents for new affordable housing units will likely limit the
fair housing potential of the rezoning.
...as the city now looks towards SoHo and NoHo, and
moves toward rezoning the majority-white Gowanus section of Brooklyn, the local set-aside brings up
thornier questions about retaining a neighborhood’s existing make-up.