Reparations and Redlining: It’s Time to Take the Bull by the Horns

By Martin Levine | Non Profit Quarterly

Earlier this year, NPQ put its focus on the harmful legacy of racist, Depression-era federal housing policy that kept African American households from the benefits of real-estate-fueled wealth acquisition that allowed white Americans to move comfortably into the middle class and beyond. In a recent article in The Root, Michael Harriot highlighted that the lingering harm of these polices goes much deeper, broadening the great gap of black-white inequality we are still struggling to resolve in education, health care, and criminal justice.

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