‘The intrinsic value of whiteness’

A Philadelphia graffiti artist tags an ATM to call out redlining practices, exorbitant fees, and contributions to gentrification in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A Philadelphia graffiti artist tags an ATM to call out redlining practices, exorbitant fees, and contributions to gentrification in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Posted June 30, 2021 at 8:00am

The country’s history of redlining, racially restrictive covenants, zoning regulations and more has embedded racism in its housing policies. Simply put, Black communities have been devalued through these policies. Untangling that legacy has proved difficult, especially when some politicians have resisted progress. Mary C. Curtis sits down with Andre M. Perry, author of “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities," to discuss how we got here, what the Biden administration is trying to change and what can be done to dismantle housing discrimination.

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