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The winter edition of Respect is now available. Respect’s winter issue contains articles on the status of DACA, the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding LGBTQ rights and reverse redlining. A PDF of The winter issue can be downloaded or individual articles can be read and printed out from Respect‘s blog, The Rundown.

Any questions, contact Respect’s editor Jodi L. Miller. She can be reached via email at jmiller@njsbf.org.

Here are the headlines from the winter 2021 issue:

Court Decisions Preserve DACA For Now

In 1875 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the regulation of immigration is a federal responsibility and in the 1880s Congress passed its first piece of immigration legislation, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The country has been grappling with immigration issues ever since. READ MORE

LGBTQ Community Makes Strides with Recent Ruling

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning) rights in the United States have advanced over the past decades. Members of the LGBTQ community, however, still face discrimination that others do not. A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may signal a shift.  READ MORE

Redlining Making a Comeback, But in Reverse

There was a time in our nation’s history when it was hard for people of color, particularly African Americans, to buy homes. Mortgage lenders subjected minorities to the discriminatory, unethical and illegal practice of redlining, effectively barring them from home ownership by denying them credit. READ MORE

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