In April 2016, Rachelle Faroul, a 33-year-old black woman, applied for a mortgage loan. Even though she had a good credit score, a degree from Northwestern and a job making $60,000 a year teaching computer programming at Rutgers University, her application was denied.
If you live in the Sistrunk neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and happen to be hankering for some Pizza Hut after 7 p.m., it really sucks to be you because one local store refuses to make deliveries to the historically black neighborhood after dark.
It’s Friday, you ain’t got no job (the U.S. lost 33,000 jobs this month, according to the new unemployment numbers), so you might as well chill with us and check out some mail from some of The Root’s disgruntled readers. (Is that enough of a lede, Deputy Managing Editor Yesha Callahan?* Yes, I’m dedicating this…