Epistemic injustice in the academy: an analysis of the Saida Grundy witch-hunt. Racism in real estate: Landlords, redlining, housing values, and discrimination. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images In 1934, Homer Hoyt wrote a dissertation—“One Hundred Years of Land Values in Chicago: The Relationship of the Growth of Chicago to the Rise of Its Land Values, 1830–1933”—that ranked various races and nationalities by order of “desirability.”
Most desired were the old American stock of Anglo-Saxons and Northern Europeans—English, Germans, Scots, Irish, and Scandinavians—followed by Northern Italians, Czechoslovakians, Polish, Lithuanians, Greeks, “Russian Jews of the lower class,” South Italians, and at the bottom of the list, “Negroes and Mexicans.” Jamelle Bouie is a Slate staff writer covering politics, policy, and race. For whites, there was some flexibility. Journalist Antero Pietila gives a short biography of Hoyt in Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City. This is obviously racist, but it’s also unsurprising. Housing discrimination is illegal, and most Americans express egalitarian beliefs on race.
The Case for Reparations. And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing today. — Deuteronomy 15: 12–15 — John Locke, “Second Treatise” Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos.
A helicopter flies over a section of Baltimore affected by riots.
Richard Rothstein writes that the recent unrest in Baltimore is the legacy of a century of federal, state, and local policies designed to "quarantine Baltimore's black population in isolated slums. " Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Patrick Smith/Getty Images A helicopter flies over a section of Baltimore affected by riots.
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