Civil Rights

Things government doesn't know about racial disparities

On November 19, 2013, the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing titled “A General Overview of Disparate Impact Theory” to discuss whether the Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibits practices that, while not intended to...

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Pass the "Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act” in 2014

As Congress returns to work this month, what better way to kick off a substantive legislative session than by passing a truly bipartisan bill that will positively affect many Native Americans and not appreciably affect the budget of the United...

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Make Puerto Rico the 51st state

For 520 years, Puerto Rico has been a colony, of Spain first and of The United States since 1898. It is the oldest colony in the world.

Three consecutive U.S. presidents encouraged Puerto Rico to make a permanent decision about our...

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Lessons from Mandela on sports and politics

Nelson Mandela said:  “Sports has the power to change the world.  It has the power to inspire.  It has the power to unite people in a ways that little else does.”   

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Puerto Rico’s economic and political plight

Puerto Rico’s economy is collapsing under the weight of a high unemployment rate of 14.7 percent and a dramatic reduction of more than 18,000 people from the labor market this year alone. If that wasn't enough, now we face the real possibility...

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