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How the US Government Segregated America

H. Patricia Hynes Portside
The Federal Housing Administration, created in 1934 during the New Deal, forced newly built suburbs to be racially exclusive through guaranteeing whites-only mortgages. This, and subsequent policies, were major drivers of racial wealth disparity.

The ‘New Redlining’ Is Deciding Who Lives in Your Neighborhood

Richard D. Kahlenberg New York Times
If you care about social justice, you have to care about zoning. Taking on exclusionary zoning also begins to address two other challenges the Biden administration has identified: the housing affordability crisis and climate change.

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Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future?

Redlining, exclusionary lending, and targeted zoning laws have all played a role in isolating minority populations while simultaneously privileging white residents.

No Justice. No Peace.

Mehrsa Baradaran The American Prospect
Underlying the nationwide protests for black lives is the racial wealth gap.

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Redlining

Ashley M. Jones Steel Toe Review
The Alabama-based poet Ashley M. Jones has a thing or two to say about “redlining” (aka housing discrimination).
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