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Race and Housing

Race and Housing Reading List

August 2020

Racist housing policies run deep in American cities resulting in inequities in housing, education, wealth.

Written by Bridgette Ivkovich
Curated by Tya Winn

The following books are the first installment of a Race and Housing Reading List curated by staff to expand on these topics in further detail. As you read through these titles and descriptions, we encourage you to follow the links to choose one or two to read this month. We will be sharing a few books to choose from each month moving forward. 

The Warmth of Other Suns
By Isabel Wilkerson






How to Kill a City
Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
By P. E. Moskowitz






Know Your Price:
Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities
Andre M. Perry 






Race for Profit
How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor






The Color of Law:
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
By Richard Rothstein