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+You video series

Memphis Habitat’s +You video series brings together experts and topic authorities from Memphis and across the country to discuss the intersection of various issues and housing.

Memphis Habitat +You: Racism & Housing Policy in America

On Aug. 19, 2020, Dwayne Spencer, president & CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, and Natosha Reid Rice, associate general counsel at Habitat for Humanity International, discussed the enduring and non-remedied impacts of structural racism on housing policy during the 20th century.

For more information on this topic, we invite you to review these materials referenced during the webinar and other helpful resources:
• The "Racism Scale" slide that was shown during the webinar.
• "Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy, A Trip to the Grocery Store" - A short film from World Trust, which was shown during the webinar.
• "The black-white economic divide is as wide as it was in 1968" - The Washington Post article that Natosha referenced during the webinar.
Segregated by Design – An 18-minute video narrated by Richard Rothstein on the history of racial segregation in U.S. housing.
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America - Written by Richard Rothstein and the inspiration for the short film "Segregated by Design".
• "The Black Lives Next Door" - A New York Times opinion piece authored by Richard Rothstein.
(Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis nor Habitat for Humanity International own or otherwise created any of the shared resources above.)

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