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Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones
Read Nikole Hannah-Jones's e-book, Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law, on your Kindle or mobile device.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones joined ProPublica in late 2011 and covers civil rights with a focus on segregation and discrimination in housing and schools. Her 2012 coverage of federal failures to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act won several awards, including Columbia University’s Tobenkin Award for distinguished coverage of racial or religious discrimination.

Prior to coming to ProPublica, Hannah-Jones worked at The Oregonian and The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She has won the Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award three times and the Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism. She has also gone on reporting fellowships to Cuba and Barbados where she wrote about race and education.

Articles

Segregation Now: The Resegregation of America’s Schools

Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared an end to “separate but equal” education, many schools have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools. ProPublica investigates Tuscaloosa schools, among most rapidly resegregating in the country.

Segregation Now

In Tuscaloosa today, nearly one in three black students attends a school that looks as if Brown v. Board of Education never happened.

Share Your Six Words on Race and Education in America

Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared an end to “separate but equal” education, many schools have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools. ProPublica investigates Tuscaloosa schools, among most rapidly resegregating in the country.

Timeline: From Brown v. Board to Segregation Now

Charting the fight for educational equality to the resegregation of U.S. schools.

HUD Finally Stirs on Housing Discrimination

After decades of inaction, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has begun to move against two localities for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act.

A Year Later, Feds Inch Forward on Fair Housing

As “This American Life” features ProPublica’s reporting on failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, federal regulators have taken a few steps to improve it.

Timeline: America’s Long Civil Rights March

ProPublica has created a timeline to appreciate the key moments and often differing aims of the government's judicial and legislative branches in the ongoing clash over civil rights.

America’s Long Civil Rights March, Complete With Stops and Starts

Last Month's Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act was just the latest move in a 150-year dance between the high court and Congress over the protections owed this country's African Americans.

Class Action: A Challenge to the Idea that Income Can Integrate America’s Campuses

Monday’s less-than-dramatic Supreme Court decision on a potentially decisive affirmative action case will likely stir talk of using class considerations to achieve diversity in the country's colleges.

In Westchester, Progress on Housing and the Specter of Another Fight

The long, complicated, contentious fight over housing discrimination in New York’s Westchester County moved a step forward this week. But it’s far from over.

Housing Crisis: Widespread Discrimination; Little Taste for Enforcement

A nationwide survey by HUD reveals, again, that minorities face racism in the housing market. But HUD, again, chooses not to punish the offenders.

Feds Turn Up Heat on Westchester

The Department of Justice is prepared to go to court to seek contempt fines against Westchester County and its top official for failing to live up to a landmark fair housing deal.

Westchester County Could Lose Millions for Fair Housing Failures

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has given Westchester County one more month to comply with requirements of a fair housing settlement or risk losing $7.4 million in grants.

Another Race Case for a Hostile Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, poised to rule on a major affirmative action case, accepts another one. What this might say about dismantling race-conscious programs.

A Colorblind Constitution: What Abigail Fisher’s Affirmative Action Case Is Really About

The plaintiff in the Supreme Court case challenging the use of race in college admission looks to be the perfect argument. But the case barely mentions her. Instead, the agenda is much broader: To fight race-based policies everywhere.

Audit: Blacks, Latinos Still Likely to Face Housing Bias in Whitest Parts of Westchester

Three years after Westchester County entered into a landmark desegregation settlement with the federal government, tests show that minority home seekers still face discrimination in many areas.

How the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing Rule

The Obama administration is preparing to issue a rule that defines when business or government actions with a disproportionate effect on minorities, the disabled and people with children violate the Fair Housing Act.

Congressman Introduces Bill to Prod Administration on Fair Housing Enforcement

No Sting: Feds Won’t Go Undercover to Prove Housing Discrimination

African Americans and Latinos are turned away from homes and apartments millions of times annually because of their race, yet the federal government seldom uses undercover investigations, which are the most effective means of catching biased landlords and real estate agents.

Mapping Segregation in Westchester

ProPublica decided to evaluate race and income data for Westchester County to determine whether income alone accounts for the high degree of racial segregation experienced by African Americans there.
Nikole Hannah-Jones
Read Nikole Hannah-Jones's e-book, Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law, on your Kindle or mobile device.

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