Race & Racism (News)

Report: Some Pleasanton Apartment Complexes Discriminate

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 08/22/2008 - 3:02pm

A new study released by ECHO Housing, a nonprofit housing counseling agency, says 30 percent of Pleasanton apartment complexes that were audited showed some form of discrimination based on race.

S.F.'s black students lag far behind whites

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 08/14/2008 - 10:00pm

San Francisco schools earned bragging rights on state standardized tests again this year - performing better than the state as a whole across every grade in both math and English - but any celebration was clouded by the subpar proficiency of the district's African American students, who continued to fall further behind their peers.


Black exodus emergency

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 08/12/2008 - 10:00pm
A task force's plan to stop African American depopulation finally gets a hearing

San Francisco is losing its black population faster than any other large city in the United States — and the trend is unlikely to stop unless the city takes immediate action.


Western Addition Displacement Reparations Bill Moves Forward

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 10:00pm

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s legislation giving descendants of those displaced by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency from the Western Addition priority in obtaining affordable housing, passed the Land Use Committee and will go before the Board of Supervisors on September 9.

Experts: State must plan for demographic shift

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 10:00pm

It's high time California's policymakers look past their annual dickering over the state budget and start planning for the major, long-range demographic changes facing the Golden State, according to an economic think tank in Sacramento.


Hispanics And Blacks Worry Most About Climate Change

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 08/10/2008 - 10:00pm

Editor's Note: California's Latino, Asian and African American communities are in tune with the rest of the state in their desire to have the government tackle environmental issues like air pollution and global warming, according to a recent survey. Communities bearing the brunt of pollution need to be part of the solution. Mary Ambrose is environmental editor for New America Media. This article is available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.

Black population deserting S.F., study says

Submitted by News Desk on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 10:00pm
Leslie Fulbright, Chronicle Staff Writer

African Americans are leaving San Francisco because of substandard schools, a lack of affordable housing and the dearth of jobs and black culture, according to a report by a committee looking into the exodus.

The African American Out-migration Task Force, put together by the mayor's office last year to figure out what can be done to preserve the city's remaining black population and cultivate new residents, presented its findings at a public hearing Thursday called by Supervisor Chris Daly.



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