Predatory lending directed at minority neighborhoods has been blamed for the onslaught of foreclosures that are at least partially responsible for the current housing crisis. In August, more than three-quarters of a billion dollars had not been disbursed for Katrina victims, many of them in black neighborhoods. In July someone in Utah released a list of 1,300 alleged illegal immigrants with their personal information, including Social Security numbers. And one Phoenix cop calls the new Arizona Immigration Law “racist.”
The racism issue has not been solved. It is still seething within the best neighborhoods, and at the highest levels of education and in the work force. If ever a grassroots effort was needed, it is here.
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