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  • Weighing the Options

    "Significant numbers of black students fled on low-performing school only to land at another one, and many neighborhoods with the worst schools have yet to see new, better schools open. We also found black and Latino enrollment declining in magnet schools, the oldest schools of choice in the district."
  • Hidden Wells, Dirty Water

    An investigation into groundwater contamination in the heavily agricultural Lower Yakima Valley found that local, state and federal agencies responsible for clean drinking water and environmental health repeatedly neglected their regulatory duties. This left low-income Latino farm workers exposed to health threats.
  • A County Divided

    The series documented the effects of an Latino immigrants to Ellijay - a small, predominantly white town in north Georgia. It specifically covers the impact immigrants have had on the workforce and local businesses.
  • American Divide; The Immigration Crackdown

    The crackdown on immigrants living here illegally has spread to nearly every corner of the United States. States, counties and private citizens have taken matters into their own hands. Get-tough laws, however, have created unintended consequences for U.S. citizens, employers and foreigners
  • The Cruelest Cuts

    The investigation revealed how officials in the poultry industry have ignored and threatened injured workers as they created an illusion of safety inside their plants. The practice helped companies boost profits, but it has also jeopardized the health of thousands of poultry workers.
  • Latino Crime Victims

    "Latino residents are more frequently victims of armed robbery because they tend to carry cash, often in large amounts. Also, they are more brutally robbed than their Caucasian and African American counterparts."
  • A History of Neglect

    The series investigated whether the promise of "child welfare experts and politicians in New York" made 20 years ago to improve their assistance from black and Latino children had been kept. They found that they hadn't. Instead many agencies had poor records of success.
  • Missed Signals; Killed by the Cops

    This project, a collaboration between the Chicago Reporter and ColorLines, analyzed fatal police shootings among America's ten largest cities. The investigation found that African Americans were overrepresented among police shooting victims, and Latinos are also frequent victims.
  • Street of Broken Dreams

    The authors investigated predatory lending on West Camile Street in Santa Ana, CA. They found that subprime lending had become so out of control, many residents of the area were being threatened with foreclosure after sales prices fell below the amounts they owed and monthly payments soared. The investigation reveals that most of the victims of subprime lenders are Latino; often the borrowers spoke little English and did not understand the terms of their mortgages. The story also examined the impact of the practice on the neighborhood; as homeowners packed tenants into their houses to pay mortgages, they caused crowding and parking problems. Furthermore, recently foreclosed houses are attracting squatters and gangs.
  • Nuestra Familia, Our Family

    An investigative documentary film about the prison gang's in California and the effect they have on Latino families. Interviews inside prison and with family members outside explain haunting lifestyle that emerges from gang life. The documentary focuses on a father who turns his life around, while his son's involvement in the Nuestra Family gang becomes deeper.