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Listen to Interview on Predatory Lending with NAACP VP of Economic Programs From July 5 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on July 3, 2010

The interview with Monique Morris, the Vice President for Economic Programs for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from the July 5 edition of Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM is now available.  To listen click here: Monique Morris Interview.

Monique Morris

Morris discussed the NAACP’s strategy to combat predatory lending.  Since 2007, the NAACP has filed lawsuits against more than a dozen of the largest financial institutions alleging violations of the Fair Housing and Equal Credit Opportunity Acts and racial discrimination. She also provided an overview of the NAACP’s 101st National Convention being held in Kansas City, Missouri, July 11 – 15.

Morris has nearly 20 years of professional and volunteer experience as a scholar advocate in the areas of civil rights and social justice. Prior to joining the NAACP, Morris was the Director of Research and Senior Research Fellow at the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Morris is the author of the paper, Countering Discrimination in Mortgage Lending: An NAACP Guide to Fair Lending, and the principal author of the NAACP’s 2009 white paper, Year One: Toward Safe Communities, Good Schools, and a Fair Chance for All Americans, which was featured in the New York Times. Her paper, Discrimination and Lending in America: A Summary of the Disparate Impact of Subprime Lending on African Americans (NAACP), was featured for Congressman Al Green’s (D-TX) brain trust at the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus and was the focus of her presentation to the National Conference of Black Mayor’s 35th Annual Convention.

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