Historical housing discrimination has created a modern-day caste system where neighborhood often determines opportunity. The mechanics of anti-Black housing segregation has evolved from the blatant redlining of the 1900s to affordable housing resistance, public transportation underinvestment, and the over-policing of Black communities.
Together, these discriminatory policies trap Black people in high-poverty neighborhoods and divert funding towards affluent, predominantly white areas. Does this mean social mobility is now only a myth?
Join the Brennan Center’s Theodore R. Johnson for a conversation with Sheryll Cashin, author of White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality, on how we got here and what it will take to end this residential caste system.
Produced in partnership with New York University's John Brademas Center
- Sheryll Cashin, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice, Georgetown Law; Former Adviser, Urban and Economic Policy, President Bill Clinton; Author, White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality
- Theodore R. Johnson, Director, Fellows Program, Brennan Center for Justice
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