From Historical Redlining to Modern-Day Discrimination: How Race Affects Homeownership

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A home is offered for sale in the Bucktown neighborhood on September 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

According to a recent report from Harvard University only 43 percent of black adults in the U.S. own homes compared to 72 percent of whites in 2017. In this segment, we'll examine what drives racial disparities in homeownership, including "redlining," a government sanctioned practice that made it difficult for African Americans and immigrants to purchase homes. And we want to hear from you -- what questions do you have about the history of redlining, bank deserts, and discriminatory banking? Or, do you have an experience trying to buy a home that you want to share with us?

Kept Out (Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting)

Mapping Inequality: See if Redlining Happened in Your Neighborhood (University of Richmond)


Aaron Glantz, reporter, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

Emmanuel Martinez, data reporter, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting

Richard Rothstein, senior fellow, Haas Institute at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; author, "The Color of Law"