“Why Are Cities Still So Segregated?”

From NPR’s Codeswitch:

“In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act that made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.”

Also visit the article: A “Forgotten History” of How The U.S. Government Segregated America


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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  1. lady2soothe says:

    In 1968 when the Fair Housing Act was passed, in effect it was “OK, African-Americans, you’re now free to buy these homes’’, it’s an empty promise because those homes were no longer affordable to the families who could’ve afforded them when Whites were buying into those suburbs, gaining the equity and wealth which followed from that. White families sent their children to college with their home equities; they were able to take care of their parents in old age and not depend on their children. They’re able to bequeath wealth to their children. None of those advantages accrued to Black’s, who for the most part were prohibited from buying homes in those suburbs.

    Many Whites didn’t do anything wrong but they do need to recognize the wealth and ability to buy into the best neighborhoods came at the expense of the Black and Latino neighbors.

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