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Episode 1094

Real estate racism / War and sleep.

Nov 19

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Black homeowners, real estate racism and the mechanisms of predatory inclusion.

African American studies scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor examines the mechanism of racism in the American real estate industry - as post-1968 public policies pushed Black renters and homeowners into a racially stratified, predatory housing market without Civil Rights protection, a predatory inclusion took shape, funneling wealth into private industry and foreclosing the futures of Black families for decades to come.

Keeanga is author of the book Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership from University of North Carolina Press.