Who has the right to a home?

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An essential voice in the struggle for the rights of the black community, African American sociologist and historian Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor reveals the origins and evolution of urban racial segregation in her country

The possibility of buying a house has been one of the foundations of the American dream and one of the practically inalienable rights of its citizens. This dream, however, has often been out of reach for large numbers of people in the United States: until the late 1970s, home buying was legally prohibited in the black community. A professor of African American Studies, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor has studied in depth the mechanisms that have fostered the segregation of millions of racialised people in her country over decades due to discriminatory laws and practices. Taking the struggle for the right to housing as an example of the inequalities of American society, in this session Taylor emphasises the dynamics that still perpetuate the exclusion of millions of people in this country today solely because of the colour of their skin.


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