COMPLETE 7 OF THE FOLLOWING TASKS:
- Read How To Convince a White Realtor You’re Middle Class
- Learn what a “SunDown” city was and check to see if your city was one.
- Read and listen to How to Lose a House in 30 Years to learn about contract for deed
- Watch Housing Segregation and Redlining in America: A Short History In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act that made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today. 6½ minute video
- Watch Richard Rothstein, author of “Color of Law” keynote address at the 2020 Housing + Equitable Communities Summit hosted by HousingWorks Austin and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. 38½ minute program
- Watch Segregated by Design by Mark Lopez, owner of Silkworm Productions in Austin. Examine the forgotten history of how our federal, state, and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy. 18 minute video
- Read COVID-19 Puts Structural Racism On Full Display — Will We Finally Do Something to Correct It? Next City gives action steps under the categories of Economic Development, housing and the Public Domain of how we can dismantle structural racism.
- Read What, Exactly, is Gentrification?
- Read A Surprising Tool to Slow Gentrification: Land Trusts
- Read Roads to nowhere: how infrastructure built on American inequality
- Read The Ugly, Violent Clearing of Chavez Ravine Before It Was Home to The Dodgers
- Watch The Black Experience in Real Estate Industry A forum hosted by The Schack Institute of NYU. 1 hour 24 minute video
Extra Resources (These resources were a little long to recommend in a 21 day challenge but are very important and relevant to our industry.):
- Read Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
- Read Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice, Power, and Politics) by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- 8 Must Read Books on US Land Use and Housing Policy