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As SCOTUS Considers Gutting Key Civil Rights Law, Segregation Gets More Sophisticated

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts smiles as he is introduced at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, in Lincoln, N
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts smiles as he is introduced at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Chief Justice Roberts said he’s worried about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that the court is a political body. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

As I wrote about in “Big Data Has Potential to Both Hurt and Help Disadvantaged Communities,” information gathered by data brokers is increasingly having an influence on the composition of low-income neighborhoods through the use of algorithmically driven practices like predatory lending, target marketing and real estate development.

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