Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Princeton) in conversation with Alyssa Katz (THE CITY)​

Thu, Sep 19, 2019 - 06:00 PM — Thu, Sep 19, 2019 - 08:00 PM
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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, is a critical voice on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. Her new book, Race for Profit, chronicles the twilight of redlining and the introduction of conventional real estate practices into the Black urban market. African Americans had long faced racist obstacles to homeownership. The social upheaval of the 1960s forced federal government reforms and new housing policies that generated unprecedented real estate sales in Black urban communities. Yet these programs also introduced new problems, which Taylor outlines, uncovering a transition from racist exclusion to predatory inclusion.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton and the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.

Alyssa Katz is a deputy editor with THE CITY, a nonprofit news site investigating New York, author of Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own and The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life. She served as member of the NY Daily News editorial board, editor of The New York World and City Limits, and senior fellow with the Pratt Center for Community Development.


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