SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Freedman's Bank Forum Obscures the Institution's Real History
by Justene Hill Edwards
Vice President Kamala Harris's recent remarks at the forum enlisted the Freedman's Bank to celebrate public-private partnerships between banks and minority communities. The real history of the Freedman's Bank shows why public-private partnerships and moral uplift are inadequate to promote financial equity.
Where Did Credit Reporting Come From, and Why is it So Powerful Today?
Josh Lauer has researched a book on the history of credit reporting, which shows that for much of the history of personal credit decisions were subjective and decentralized.
SOURCE: The Nation
What We Can Learn From Feminist Federal Credit Unions
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, women- and minority-owned businesses are still contending with unequal access to credit.
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