Shaking Down Philanthropies

In 2007, state representative Joe Coto introduced “The Foundation Diversity and Transparency Act” at the behest of the Berkeley-based activist group, Greenlining. The organization claimed that though “communities of color” made up the majority of Californians, the state’s foundations were spending only 5% of their dollars on them. Since these philanthropies receive tax-exempt status, Greenlining argued, they should be held more “accountable” to the public. Continue reading “Shaking Down Philanthropies”

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science’s Program With UCLA Named “Best Performer” in New Study On Diversity in Medical Education

Source: The Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science | Written by: Elia Esparza
LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) — A joint medical education program between Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) was named “Best Performer” in a comprehensive report recently issued by The Greenlining Institute examining racial and ethnic diversity within University of California medical schools. Continue reading “Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science’s Program With UCLA Named “Best Performer” in New Study On Diversity in Medical Education”

Insurance Commissioner Failing to Enforce Against Discrimination

Source: Insurance Newscast

Monday was the deadline for all auto insurance companies to comply with regulations that phase out discriminatory zip code pricing in California. According to the Greenlining Institute, a consumer protection group, most auto insurers have failed to meet this deadline. Continue reading “Insurance Commissioner Failing to Enforce Against Discrimination”

Greenlining Exposes Insurance Companies ‘Gaming’ the Consumer Protection System

Source: Insurance Newcast

The Greenlining Institute, a multi-ethnic consumer protection organization, filed a petition today with the Commissioner of the California Department of Insurance demanding review of Farmers’ and Fire Insurance Exchange’s application for a 6.9 percent rate increase on their personal fire insurance product line. Continue reading “Greenlining Exposes Insurance Companies ‘Gaming’ the Consumer Protection System”

Pressed by Legislator, Nonprofit Foundations Agree to Invest in Minority-Led Organizations

Source: Sacbee.com | Written by: Aurelio Rojas
Faced with legislation that would require them to disclose their ethnic composition and detail grants awarded to minority organizations, 10 of California’s largest foundations agreed Monday to a multimillion-dollar, multiyear investment in minority communities. Continue reading “Pressed by Legislator, Nonprofit Foundations Agree to Invest in Minority-Led Organizations”

Greenlining Institute Report: UC Medical School

Source: impact209.org | Written by: impact209.org

The Greenlining Institute, a multiethnic research and advocacy institute, on Thursday released a report on the diversity of the University of California’s medical student body. Among the findings: although AfricanAmericans, Latinos, and Asian Americans make up more than 40 percent of the population of California, they comprise less than 20 percent of UC medical students. [Thanks to Hector Preciado for sharing this news with us.] Continue reading “Greenlining Institute Report: UC Medical School”

Stem Cell Research: Fighting Ethics With Ethics

Source: bioethicsforum.org | Written by: SUSAN GILBERT
For nearly seven years, federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research has been banned in the United States on ethical grounds. Now, looking ahead to a new administration, proponents of lifting the ban are ramping up their effort to fight ethics with ethics. Continue reading “Stem Cell Research: Fighting Ethics With Ethics”