Tag: Housing Issues

Opinion: Government policies segregated America, and we could harness that same force to reverse the damage

I am the author of a book, “The Color of Law,” that disproves the myth of de facto segregation. In truth, we are residentially segregated, not naturally or from private bigotry, but primarily by racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments designed to prevent African-Americans and whites from living as neighbors. These 20th-century policies […]

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Most Black Americans aren’t homeowners — how can we change that?

The Value Gap is a MarketWatch Q&A series with business leaders, academics, policymakers and activists on how to reduce racial and social inequalities. There has never been a time in America’s history where a majority of Black Americans were homeowners. In the second quarter of 2019, the Black homeownership rate dropped to 40.6%, down seven percentage points […]

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