July 27, 2021
Understanding history is crucial to appreciating how racism permeates our work. During this session advocates will discuss how specific regional histories of indigenous oppression in New Mexico and sharecropping in Mississippi have informed their understanding of the predatory pay day lending landscape in their state. Contextualizing pay day lending in this way surfaced new issues and presented different approaches in two unique communities within different political environments.
Lindsay Cutler, New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
Charles Lee, Mississippi Center for Justice
Additional Resource: Race Equity at the Core of Consumer Law Report