We Built This: Consequences of New Deal Era Intervention in America’s Racial Geography

  title={We Built This: Consequences of New Deal Era Intervention in America’s Racial Geography},
  author={Jacob W. Faber},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={739 - 775}
  • Jacob W. Faber
  • Published 21 August 2020
  • History
  • American Sociological Review
The contemporary practice of homeownership in the United States was born out of government programs adopted during the New Deal. The Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC)—and later the Federal Housing Administration and GI Bill—expanded home buying opportunity, although in segregationist fashion. Through mechanisms such as redlining, these policies fueled white suburbanization and black ghettoization, while laying the foundation for the racial wealth gap. This is the first article to investigate… 

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