Black Homes, Black Cities
September 26, 2019
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.
For more on this topic
Check out his Brookings Institution reports, The Rise of Black-Majority Cities and The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods
Read his column for The Hechinger Report