Author Andre Perry On 'Valuing Black Lives And Property'
A 1965 report titled “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action” at first was understood as a roadmap to federal policies to address the systemic racism that gripped the nation.
But the controversial report later came to be understood as a rationalization for blaming Black Americans for the housing, employment, and educational inequities they faced.
The theme has been debunked, but the underlying inequities persist. Today on All Sides: Black lives, their livelihoods and their property is valued in the U.S.
- Andre Perry, author of “Know Your Price:” Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities”
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