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  • A Neighborhood’s Race Affects Home Values More Now Than in 1980

    by Brentin Mock

    The real estate industry has adopted appraisal standards in response to fair housing laws that are, on the surface, race-neutral. But they don't account for the ways that racism has lowered the sale value in diverse neighborhoods, and still penalize Black and Latino homeowners. 



  • Cleveland and Chicago: Cities of Segregation

    "Berlin had a wall, but they took to it with hammers and pickaxes and tore it down. Cleveland and Chicago have walls too, but not the kind you can tear down with a pickaxe. They’ve been erected in places that are harder to reach than a river or a street: bitter, entrenched hearts and minds, both black and white, going back for generations, on either side of town."



  • The Black Ambition of "A Raisin In The Sun"

    by Koritha Mitchell

    Lorraine Hansberry's play and the critical response to it offer a lens on American theater's current reckoning with racism and exclusion, as "the play reveals that what has been framed as “integration” is really about getting white people to stop hoarding everything desirable."



  • How Trump Is Using Westchester to Stir Up Suburban Fears

    The bitter history of a federal lawsuit demanding that Yonkers, NY create low-income housing (which would allow more nonwhite residents to live in the city) informs Donald Trump's campaign pledges to protect the suburbs from evils he associates with fair housing laws. 



  • The Black Freedom Struggle of the North (Review)

    "'The Strange Careers of the Jim Crow North' is a major milestone in the growing historical literature on racial discrimination and the civil rights struggle outside the South," writes Joshua Clark Davis.



  • The Black Lives Next Door

    by Richard Rothstein

    Activism for racial justice will not succeed until activists recognize how residential segregation has been made into a normal feature of the American landscape and pressure the developers and banks who have profited from it to take restorative action. 



  • Why Trump’s Blunt Appeals to Suburban Voters May Not Work

    “[Nixon's campaigns] understood something about race that Trump doesn’t understand,” [Matthew] Lassiter said. “Voters don’t want racial privilege challenged, but they don’t want to be explicitly reminded that racism is underneath their position.”



  • Tearing Down Black America

    by Brent Cebul

    Ensuring that Black Lives Matter doesn't just require police reform. The history of urban renewal shows that governments have worked to dismantle and destabilize Black communities in the name of progress.