Housing Discrimination/Segregation

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The Color of Law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America

Title: The Color of Law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
By: Richard Rothstein
Published: 2017

This history exposes how federal, state and local governments deliberately and systematically imposed racial segregation on residential neighborhoods across the country.


Race for Profit: how banks and the real estate industry undermined Black homeownership

Title: Race for Profit: how banks and the real estate industry undermined Black homeownership
By: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Published: 2019

Race for Profit uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned and new policies meant to encourage low-income homeownership created new methods to exploit Black homeowners.


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Title: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
By: Isabel Wilkerson
Published: 2010

This fascinating account shows how freedom was an illusion for African Americans during the Great Migration and how they could not escape housing segregation.


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