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A New Kind Of City Tour Shows The History Of Racist Housing Policy

In Milwaukee, Seattle, and Portland, tours are showing people how federal policies and laws created segregated housing and the black-white wealth gap that continues to this day.  Creative solutions can be found.  “Portland is also trying new policy: prospective first-time…

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Race & Housing 50 Years Later: The Legacy of the Fair Housing Act, April 28, 2018

This day-long conference will bring together scholars, journalists, and activists to discuss the history, current struggle for, and future of fair housing in the United States.  For more information including the complete schedule, click here.

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A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

Terry Gross interviews Richard Rothstein, whose new book, The Color of Law, examines the local, state and federal housing policies that mandated segregation.

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The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy by Yawo Brown

This essay appropriately follows the last Continuing Conversation (January 4, 2016) which focused on white supremacy.  Learn about Chad Crow, “the super chill grandson of Jim Crow.”  Among other things Yawo Brown clarifies the distinction between racism and prejudice, explaining…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Police Brutality, The Confederate Flag And Forgiveness

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer for the Atlantic and author of an article on reparations in that journal, is interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, after the publication of his book Between the World and Me.  Read a review of…

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