The Walls We Won’t Tear Down – The New York Times

By RICHARD D. KAHLENBERGAUG. 3, 2017 close story-meta-footer close story-meta Photo Credit Golden Cosmos ONE hundred years ago, in a major advance for human dignity, the Supreme Court struck down a racial zoning law in Louisville, Ky., that prohibited nonwhites from moving into homes in majority-white areas. Laws like these, which existed in numerous cities […]

Struggling Americans Once Sought Greener Pastures—Now They’re Stuck – WSJ

WEST BRANCH, Mich.—When she graduated from high school, Taylor Tibbetts was a bright star in this small Northern Michigan town. She won an $18,000-a-year swimming scholarship to Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and departed for her freshman year with high hopes. Once on campus, however, she felt overwhelmed by her courses and scared and isolated […]

The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains – The New York Times

close dealbook-branding close story-meta Photo Unable to recover the balance of loans by repossessing and reselling the cars of owners who default, some subprime lenders are aggressively suing the borrowers to collect what remains. Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images More than a decade after Yvette Harris’s 1997 Mitsubishi was repossessed, she is still paying off her […]

You’re Not Mad at United Airlines; You’re Mad at America :: Politics :: Features :: United Airlines :: Paste

There’s a saying that is sometimes attributed to Karl Marx or Slavoj Zizek—apocryphally, in both cases—that tidily sums up the existential angst some Americans feel at the start of a traditional work week: You don’t hate Mondays. You hate capitalism. The simple thesis here is that there’s nothing intrinsic to “Monday,” which is just a […]