Thank you to @AaronMukerjee for this outstanding piece.
“As bad actors continue to provide loans that take advantage of low-income and minority borrowers, we must recognize that small business lending policy is social justice policy.”
Wrote a blog for @HarvardCRCL about the devastating impact that predatory small business lending can have on low-income communities and communities of color, why it's a growing problem, and what we can do about it.
#BREAKING: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, thus limiting their ability to use fines to raise revenue.
At any talk when in agreement with the speaker:
Other people: snap
Me: aggressively knock on hard surface
Happy Valentines Day! Speaking of romance: here is a piece I wrote for @HarvardCRCL on how the new criminal justice reform act fails women https://t.co/4ChEYzSNd9
Barbaric Beyond Bans: How the First Step Act’s Shackling Provision Fails to Protect Women:
Around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, electricity was restored to the MDC, a federal prison in Brooklyn. But problems with the heating system, which are unrelated to the electrical failure, remain, and while parts of the jail have heat, many cells do not: https://t.co/0wLqzCsNJv
Great piece by @MartysaurusRex in @washingtonpost. I'd add that it's not good enough to just "allow" Black youth to dream. As I argue in forthcoming essay in @HarvardCRCL, Black youth are *entitled* to resources for dreaming big & this should be part of a new civil rights agenda. https://t.co/qE85F4Xukz