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Author Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta, author
Title Race for profit : how banks and the real estate industry undermined black homeownership / by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
©2019
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  HD7288.76.U6 T89 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020609830
Descript xi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Justice, power, and politics
Note Unfair housing -- The business of the urban housing crisis -- Forced integration -- Let the buyer beware -- Unsophisticated buyers -- The urban crisis is over, long live the urban crisis
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-333) and index
"Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor offers a ... chronicle of the twilight of redlining and the introduction of conventional real estate practices into the Black urban market, uncovering a transition from racist exclusion to predatory inclusion. Widespread access to mortgages across the United States after World War II cemented homeownership as fundamental to conceptions of citizenship and belonging. African Americans had long faced racist obstacles to homeownership, but the social upheaval of the 1960s forced federal government reforms. In the 1970s, new housing policies encouraged African Americans to become homeowners, and these programs generated unprecedented real estate sales in Black urban communities. However, inclusion in the world of urban real estate was fraught with new problems. As new housing policies came into effect, the real estate industry abandoned its aversion to African Americans, especially Black women, precisely because they were more likely to fail to keep up their home payments and slip into foreclosure"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Discrimination in housing -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Discrimination in mortgage loans -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Urban African Americans -- Housing -- History -- 20th century
African American women -- Housing -- History -- 20th century
Real estate business -- United States -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations -- Economic aspects
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