Saving the Neighborhood

Saving the Neighborhood

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Saving the Neighborhood tells the still controversial story of the rise and fall of racially restrictive covenants in America, which bestowed an aura of legitimacy upon the wish of many white neighborhoods to exclude minorities. It offers insight into the ways legal and social norms reinforce one another, to codify and perpetuate intolerance.banks could participate without jeopardizing their own safelya€”or at least, this was the case after the FHA convinced ... an underwriting manuala€”a kind of checklist of the characteristics that a residence should have in order to qualify for FHAanbsp;...

Title:Saving the Neighborhood
Author:Richard R. W. Brooks
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2013-04-01


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