Two hundred fifty years of slavery.
Ninety years of Jim Crow.
Sixty years of separate but equal.
Thirty-five years of racist housing policy.
Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
“The Case for Reparations” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Atlantic Monthly, May 2014 
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Home Owners’ Loan Corporation “Residential Security Map” of shows discrimination against low-income and minority neighborhoods. The residents of the areas marked in red (representing “hazardous” real-estate markets) were denied FHA-backed mortgages.

“If you sought to advantage one group of Americans and disadvantage another, you could scarcely choose a more graceful method than housing discrimination.”

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