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davidw · 2019-06-18 · Original thread
> it's hard to separate race from white migration to the suburbs.

Here's an entire book dedicated to discussing the government policies that drove separation: https://amzn.to/2Zz4Zeh (or get it from your local library!)

It's tough reading because a lot of things that happened were pretty ugly.

davidw · 2018-09-26 · Original thread
No one has mentioned "The Color of Law" yet, so here it is:

https://amzn.to/2IjeIhi

It's an entire book dedicated to this hypothesis, with a bunch of evidence. It's difficult reading because it pisses you off to hear about how horrible people were (and are), but it's a very good book.

pc · 2018-05-03 · Original thread
Stripe cofounder here.

This is an issue that I know a lot of HN readers care about and I'd encourage anyone interested to get involved. (Feel free to reach out to CA YIMBY, your local representatives, or any of the other organizations doing good work in the field.)

Bad housing policy is one of the biggest impediments to overall economic growth[1] and to individual economic opportunity[2][3] in the US. Our current restrictive policies disproportionately hurt poorer, younger, and (frequently) non-white[4] people. I really hope we can change them.

[1] https://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/chang-tai.hsieh/research/gr...

[2] https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/83656/...

[3] From the Obama administration: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/images...

[4] https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segreg...

davidw · 2018-04-24 · Original thread
> In my opinion there is a clear line from redlining, blockbusting, white flight & loan discrimination to the massive wealth gap among races we see today.

Yes. See: "The Color of Law" - https://amzn.to/2JlHvRT extensively well documented. It's depressing reading though.

malyk · 2018-01-12 · Original thread
I just finished reading "Color of Law", which, while not the best formatted book, gives a really really good overview of the systematic, government led, programs designed and enforced explicitly against african americans from the late 1870s until the 1980s. It's a pretty quick read and well worth it for anyone who thinks that "systematic racism" isn't real.

https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segreg...

gricardo99 · 2017-05-09 · Original thread
You can go back further, start around the 1930s, and see housing policies/practices that didn't just drive inequality, but also segregation[1]. I was shocked (pardon my ignorance).

1 - https://www.amazon.com/Color-Law-Forgotten-Government-Segreg...

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