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Study warns of new housing discrimination against Blacks, Latinos and Asians

Blatant acts of housing discrimination have declined in the United States, but a national study shows prospective landlords, real estate agents and rental housing providers have found a new way to keep their racism under the radar. The study of 28 cities, conducted by The Urban Institute and released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, reports that while Blacks, Asians and La ...

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Students concerned over doubled loan interest rate 

Due to Congress’ failure to act, the interest rate on the very popular federally subsidized Stafford student loans doubled on July 1 from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, causing millions of students to worry about their future. “Personally, I feel like the government is telling me that I have to choose either a minimum wage job post high school or agree to cripple debt post-grad,” said Maya Ennis, a senior psyc ...

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