Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 31, 1996: The First CDFI Fund Awards

On July 31, 1996, just before dusk, I was driving down a dirt road to make a phone call. My family and I were on vacation in Ruidoso, New Mexico, and the CDFI Fund had announced earlier that day the first-ever round of financial awards. I did not have a cell phones then, though they […]

Teaching Discrimination to Boy Scouts

Note (7/27/17): Good for the Boy Scouts for apologizing for the President’s behavior. Yesterday, President Trump used his speech to a global Boy Scouts gathering to extol Bill Levitt, a housing developer. Well, of course he did. Bill Levitt typified, if not personified, racial discrimination in housing. Under the protection of the National Housing Act […]