2 Videos: Redlining and The Myth of “Self-Made” Success

“Redlining: the racist housing policy from the Jim Crow era that still affects us today.”

This video from the adam ruins everything series called “The Disturbing History of the Suburbs” gives an introduction to redlining policy and its historical and present-day impact.

The Myth of “Self-Made” Success

In the video below, entrepreneur Jason Ford shares his story and a call to seriously investigate the idea of “self-made” wealth.

Far be it from me to pass up an opportunity to disrupt the myth of meritocracy. If you have any additional resources to add related to this topic, send them to me or share them in the comment section.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. January 25, 2018

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