Roots of racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But the story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and
despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created.
Dive into more local history: https://tinyurl.com/minnesotahistory.
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This is an excellent film. The history of discrimination & systemic racism in “fair housing” is an important one. As things stand today, it’s very clear that if we don’t actively pursue knowledge of the past, those who hate change & progress will take us back there. Since those tenets were built into the governance of cities, states & the federal govt, ignoring/denying that it exists is disingenuous.