PRRAC Update  

September 12, 2013 




A growing divide in American higher education?  Anthony Carnevale and Jeff Strohl report on an increasing racial sorting trend in higher education, in "White Flight Goes To College" - in the current issue of Poverty & Race.


Less than one week left to submit comments on HUD's important proposed rule on "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing".  If you are on this email list, you might be part of an organization that supports racial and economic integration in our neighborhoods and schools.  This new rule is HUD's attempt to update the planning requirements for HUD grantees, to implement the Fair Housing Act's mandate that recipients of federal housing funds work to expand housing choice and access to opportunity.  We are encouraging everyone to submit comments in support of the rule (and to strengthen the proposed rule).  For more information, please contact Ebony Gayles at


Educational equity at the UN:  PRRAC joined six other national civil rights organizations in a "shadow report" to the U.N. Human Rights Committee titled "Still Segregated: How Race and Poverty Stymie the Right to Education" - the Human Rights Committee is currently reviewing U.S. Compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.   



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Residential preferences by race: A new survey from Erase Racism (Long Island) addresses some lingering stereotypes about residential preferences among African Americans.  See also our 2010 annotated bibliography on racial preferences and race, on the PRRAC resources page.


From the blogs:  We found this great interview with Gerald Frug in the Architectural League's Urban Omnibus - Frug's perspective is very similar to the approach PRRAC brings to structural inequality issues.




Calling all federal employees  Please consider contributing to PRRAC through the Combined Federal Campaign!  Our 2013 CFC designation code is 11710 

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