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Wandering Eye: Predatory debt collection, diversifying art museum collections, and more

Wandering Eye: Predatory debt collection, diversifying art museum collections, and more

ProPublica has a quiet blockbuster on the prevelance of debt-collection lawsuits in the African-American community. The investigative website looked at these suits nationwide and found them concentrated in black neighborhoods, concluding that generations of racism have left African-Americans "with grossly fewer resources to draw on when they come under financial pressure." Focused on Jennings, Missouri, the piece builds on decades of work by reporters like Michael Hudson who, beginning in the early 1990s, showed how the financial services industry had built a...

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