By Maria Krysan & Allison K. Bethel (click here for the PDF) In November 2020, the nation’s largest real estate trade association, the National Association of Realtors®(NAR), formally and publicly apologized for its role in contributing to racial inequality: “What Realtors® did was an outrage to our morals and our ideals. It was a betrayal of our commitment to fairness … [Read more...] about “A New Vision for Fair Housing in the Real Estate Industry – Part 1: How the Housing Search Process Perpetuates Segregation” by Maria Krysan & Allison K. Bethel (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)
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By Allison K. Bethel & Maria Krysan (click here for the PDF) Part 1 is here. Real estate agents who endorse the National Association of Realtor’s® “Fair Housing Declaration” promise to “Take a positive approach to fair housing practices and aspire to follow the spirit as well as the letter of the law.” Keeping in mind the complex web of causes of contemporary patterns … [Read more...] about “A New Vision for Fair Housing in the Real Estate Industry – Part 2: An Actionable Fair Housing Strategy for Real Estate Agents & Agencies” by Allison K. Bethel & Maria Krysan (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)
By Elizabeth M. Uzzell & Jennifer B. Ayscue (click here for the PDF) Although it has been more than 65 years since Brown v. Board of Education declared segregated schools to be inherently unequal, the goal of racial integration has not yet been fulfilled in the United States. Rather than implementing integration on equal terms, Brown eventually led to many Black schools … [Read more...] about “Integration Through Immersion: The Possibilities of Two-Way Dual Language Programs” by Elizabeth M. Uzzell & Jennifer B. Ayscue (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)
By Sheryll Cashin (click here for the PDF) Preamble from the author: I call the Black people trapped in high-poverty neighborhoods “descendants,” in recognition of an unbroken continuum from slavery. Occasionally, I also use this honorific to describe Black Americans like myself, who do not live in the “hood” but descend from the long legacy of slavery. Descendants are … [Read more...] about “Opportunity Hoarding, Schools, and Racial Reckoning” by Sheryll Cashin (May – Sept 2021 P&R Issue)
By Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. (click here for the PDF) I. Introduction The life chances of many African Americans are tied to their experiences in underdeveloped central city neighborhoods. The implication of living in these Black spaces was suggested in a provocative question posed by the historian Carol Anderson in her book, Eyes on the Prize, which I paraphrase, “How could … [Read more...] about “Land Values and the Enduring Significance of Racial Residential Segregation” by Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. (Jan-Apr 2021 P&R Issue)