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    Until Housing is a Right, Blacks Will Live Marginalized Lives

     

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

    A new report says housing policies should be based on filling social needs rather than using housing as a wealth-building mechanism. “Housing should be treated as a right, and housing policies must be informed by the realities of race.”

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    Housing Segregation Report May Be Misleading

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    A right-wing think tank has issued a report proclaiming “The End of the Segregated Century.” The study, however, “may well have merely taken a snap-shot of a society in flux,” rather than one headed towards widespread integration in housing patterns. Whites, who “have always been the architects of segregation in the U.S., either by public and private design or the through the hysteria of white flight,” do appear much more willing to mix with Hispanics and Asians, than with Blacks.

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    What Do Wells Fargo and Other Banksters Owe Black People?

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
    Millions of Americans are outraged that bank officers get fat bonuses for making bad loans. But what is truly grotesque is how few people demand that these bankers go to jail for the crime of “reverse redlining.” “It is unthinkable that bank lending officers up and down the corporate chain of command might face criminal prosecution for ruining the lives of millions!”

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