fbpx

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

All articles by this author

card-with_image flavor-archive type-magazine term-issue-35 format-with_image tax-issue featured-article-featured
Art for Issue 35
Predatory Inclusion

Issue 35

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Predatory Inclusion

Placing homeownership at the heart of the nation’s low-income housing policies ceded outsize influence and control to the real estate industry over dwellings intended to serve a disproportionately African American market. Real estate’s wealth was largely generated through racial discrimination. Its profitability was contingent on “best practices” that actively encouraged racial segregation, and the public policies that grew from the partnership between property assessors, brokers, bankers, and federal policymakers reflected the logic of the housing market.

Read More