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Minneapolis Ends Single-Family Zoning that Became Proxy for Race

Minneapolis City Council voted to eliminate single-family zoning, allowing residential structures with up to three dwelling units in every neighborhood, changing government-sanctioned racial housing segregation.  While the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1917 that zoning based on race was unconstitutional,…

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The Making of Ferguson: Public Policies at the Root of its Troubles

Richard Rothstein, from the Economic Policy Institute, expands on the conventional explanation of the segregation in towns like Ferguson. “A more powerful cause of metropolitan segregation in St. Louis and nationwide has been the explicit intents of federal, state, and…

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