Episode 192

Black Homes, Black Cities

September 26, 2019
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Economy
  • Inequality
Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program

Memphis, Baltimore, and Detroit. East Cleveland, Ohio, and Wilkinson, Pennsylvania. Black cities are on the rise. In 1970, black people made up a majority of 460 cities and towns across the United States. Forty-seven years later, the number of majority black municipalities is up to 1,262. Dr. Andre Perry discusses what is driving this increase, why black cities and black neighborhoods have been devalued, and how America can do right by these places.

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