In “Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership”, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes about the issues of racial discrimination in housing – from redlining to the segregation of housing projects – and Chicago’s role in it all. “I remember driving into Chicago from the east (coast), and it is just miles of black neighborhoods,” Taylor recounted. “You go for miles when you live on the South Side without seeing white people, and when you do, you’re like ‘What are you doing here? Why are you here? What’s going on?’ And I wanted to understand why and how that happened.” Recently, the Chicago Tribune interviewed Taylor about both her motivations for writing the book and her findings.
Read more via the Chicago Tribune.