On July 1st, 2020, Virginia joins a handful of states that ban discriminatory housing restrictions referred to as “racial covenants” that were, until recently, still presented to homeowners in 2020—more than fifty years after the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
This year, we’ll explain how we got here, why it took so long, and how other states can help make racial covenants a thing of the past.
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Media coverage about our research and legislative efforts
Mapping Projects Show Lasting Impact Of Redlining, Racial Covenants In Virginia
House Adopts Bill Banning Racist Housing Covenants
‘Legacy of Shame’: How Racist Clauses in Housing Deeds Divided America
Everyone Pays A Hefty Price For Segregation, Study SaysRead more: Everyone Pays A Hefty Price For Segregation, Study Says
There’s a compelling question at the heart of a report released this week by the Metropolitan Planning Council.
Racist language is still woven into home deeds across America. Erasing it isn’t easy, and some don’t want toRead more: Racist language is still woven into home deeds across America. Erasing it isn’t easy, and some don’t want to
Mapping CvilleRead more: Mapping Cville
A joint project with the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center (JSAAHC) that maps inequities in Charlottesville from past to present.
Mapping PrejudiceRead more: Mapping Prejudice
Visualizing the hidden histories of race and privilege in the urban landscape in Minnesota
A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated AmericaRead more: A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America
Recommended reading on how others are dealing with racial covenants
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