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Fifty Years After Fair Housing Act, People of Color Continue to Face Challenges

The Fair Housing Rights Act of 1968 was passed during a tumultuous time in the nation’s history. The country was reeling from the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for civil rights was still ongoing. Many African-Americans and people of color were not guaranteed fair housing until President Lyndon B. Johnson signed

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The Rebirth of Redlining

Housing discrimination is illegal, and most Americans express egalitarian beliefs on race. But while unused and largely forgotten, Hoyt’s hierarchy retains its symbolic force in housing markets, albeit in diminished and simplified form. Indeed, real-estate racism helps illustrate the extent to which culture is built by institutions and individuals, in interactions that reflect on each

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