RACE – THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION: The Genesis of Discriminatory Housing Policies

Articles | June 17 2015
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“The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision preserved the Fair Housing Act. The Court said that overt racism is not the only cause of discrimination and that unconsciously held stereotypes about people of color can negatively impact housing decisions.  This ruling along with the Obama administration’s actions against residential segregation and in favor of enforcing anti-discrimination housing laws are very significant. Housing discrimination has been occurring for many decades and California Newsreel is posting a section of RACE – THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION revealing some of the institutional policies actually supported by the U.S. federal government after World War II. Viewers are welcome to stream and share this segment RACE THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION: The Genesis of Discriminatory Housing Policies (https://vimeo.com/133506632) which provides much needed context as to why we are still facing this situation today. It will be available through 9/7/15 – Labor Day.”