Source: The Diane Rehm Show

Housing Discrimination, Racial Segregation And Poverty In America

There’s been a series of events that are shining a spotlight on an issue that typically doesn’t receive a lot of attention: housing. From the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, to a major Supreme Court decision, to David Simon’s new TV show “Show Me A Hero,” people are talking about why many of the country’s neighborhoods continue to be deeply segregated and what this means for minority communities and race relations. In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act. Nearly half a century later, we discuss new questions about housing discrimination and the role of the government in addressing the problem.



  • Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Richard Rothstei,n research associate, Economic Policy Institute
  • Emily Badger covers urban policy for The Washington Post’s Wonkblog
  • Ed Pinto, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; former executive vice president and chief credit officer, Fannie Mae.


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