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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:27 AM

"Segregated By Design"

This short film (17 minutes) by Economic Policy Institute distinguished fellow Richard Rothstein, should be circulated far and wide. I learned things about segregation and its impact that I should have known. https://www.segregatedbydesign.com/

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:29 AM

1. I just found out about some of this recently and made sure to spread the info to my co workers and

 

friends.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:47 AM

3. It should be required in every middle school classroom.

I wonder if Betsy would get on board.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:53 AM

4. I agree because I had no idea the depth of this 'legal' segregation. I rather know the truth.

 

It makes a lot more sense now why things are the way they are. Learning this also has given me great ammo with the racists. The only defense of these policies are racist ones.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:02 AM

5. Exactly.

It sheds a bright light on the way racist, opportunistic realtors like oh, say, the tRumps, exploited the system.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:31 AM

2. K&R. n/t

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:36 AM

6. Thanks! I'm going to show this to my Lifelong Learning classes on the 50s and 60s.

I had no idea that these policies went from federal to state to local policy. Was aware of redlining and city policies, and how they affected African Americans in northern cities. I teach about the role of local covenants in keeping black families from buying homes in the suburbs, but I wasn't aware of the extent of the federal role in purposefully creating true ghettos in the post-war years.

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Response to ariadne0614 (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:41 AM

7. Rothstein's book ("The Color of Law") made a huge impression on me.

Reading it takes more than 17 minutes, but well worth it if one wants more detail and depth.

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