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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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.

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Racist language is still woven into home deeds across America. Erasing it isn’t easy, and some don’t want to

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Mapping Cville

A joint project with the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center (JSAAHC) that maps inequities in Charlottesville from past to present.

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Mapping Prejudice

Mapping Prejudice

Visualizing the hidden histories of race and privilege in the urban landscape in Minnesota

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A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

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Recommended reading on how others are dealing with racial covenants.

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