Racism in Housing

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Revealed: 93% of districts in

major US cities unaffordable

to Black residents

The Guardian, May 2022

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Black homes are often

undervalued. Black appraisers

are fighting to change that.

NBC News, April 2022

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Racial covenants in home titles

to remain in public record, Washington Supreme Court rules

The Spokesman-Review, April 2022

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Wells Fargo Rejected Half

Its Black Applicants in Mortgage Refinancing Boom

Bloomberg Businessweek, March 2022

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Exclusionary zoning

dominates LA region.

Here's why it mattersfor equity

Othering & Belonging Inst., March 2022

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The Lasting Legacy Of Redlining

FiveThirtyEight, Feb 2022

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The Secret Bias Hidden in

Mortgage-Approval Algorithms

The Markup, August 2021

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The U.S. Is Increasingly Diverse, So Why Is Segregation Getting Worse?

Time, June 2021

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How a young Black family fought John L. Scott and changed Seattle

KUOW, June 2021

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Black homeowner had a white

friend stand in for third appraisal.

Her home value doubled.

IndyStar, May 2021

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Racist restrictions in old home

deeds across Washington state

will get expanded scrutiny

The Seattle Times, May 2021

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Living Through Detroit’s

Perpetual Housing Crisis

The New Republic, March 2021

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Your Home’s Value Is

Based on Racism

The New York Times, March 2021

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Berkeley may get rid of single-family zoning as a way to correct the arc

of its ugly housing history

Berkeleyside, Feb. 2021

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A Neighborhood’s Race Affects

Home Values More Now Than in 1980

Bloomberg City Lab, Sept. 2020

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Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals

New York Times, Aug. 2020

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Homeownership racial gap is larger today than it was over 50 years ago

CNBC, Aug. 2020

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The devaluing of black property has led to the devaluing of black lives

Vox, June 2020

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Redlining’s Legacy of Inequality: $212,000 Less Home Equity, Low Homeownership Rates For

Black Families

Redfin, June 2020

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Redlining 2.0: How Banks

Block Black Homebuyers

The Root, 2018

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The devaluation of assets in

black neighborhoods

Brookings, Nov. 2018

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Redlining was banned 50 years ago. It’s still hurting minorities today.

Washington Post, 2018

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If You Want to Understand

the Economics of Institutional

Racism, Read This

The Root, 2018

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Residential Segregation

Associated with Black–White

Disparity in Firearm Homicide Rates

Boston University, 2018

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One Historic Black Neighborhood’s Stake in the Infrastructure Bill

The New York Times, Nov. 2021

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Philadelphia is one of America's

most diverse cities — and one

of the most divided.

Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 2021

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Florida city paints a different

racial portrait of America

Christian Science Monitor, August 2021

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Black and Hispanic renters

experience discrimination in

almost every major American city

Vox, Dec. 2021

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A Black couple says an

appraiser lowballed them. So,

they ‘whitewashed’ their home

and say the value shot up.

The Washington Post, Dec. 2021

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Racial covenants, a relic of

the past, are still on the books

across the country

NPR, Nov. 2021

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Why People of Color Are More

Likely to Die in Accidents Like

the Bronx Apartment Fire

Time, Jan. 2022

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Illinois Homeowners Can Now Remove Racist Clauses From

Their Property Deeds

The New York Times, Jan. 2022

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Does the deed to your Seattle-area home contain racist language? Next year, you can formally remove it

The Seattle Times, Dec. 2021

Books

Please buy from a black-owned bookstore (click here for a list), your local independent bookstore, or from the Bookshop link provided.

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond, 2016

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The Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth

in the Coastal South

Andrew W Kahrl2016

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein, 2017

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Race for Profit: How

Banks & the Real Estate

Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, 2019

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Segregated by Design

17 minutes

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How America’s 'residential caste' system feeds racial inequality & destroys opportunity

4 minutes

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A 'Forgotten History' Of How The

U.S. Government Segregated America

Fresh Air, May 2017  (35 min.)

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Block Away But Worlds Apart

Divided by Design, Feb. 2021 (22 min.)

Other Resources

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Racial Restrictive Covenants History

University of Washington

Seattle Civil Rights & History Project

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Restrictive Covenants Database

University of Washington

Seattle Civil Rights & History Project

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Twenty-First Century Racial Residential Segregation

in the United States

Othering & Belonging Institute