April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018 - Professor Michelle Adams' piece in The New Yorker titled "The Unfulfilled Promise of the Fair Housing Act" takes a detailed look at the Fair Housing Act.

When the Act was first passed, Adams says, "the law successfully made these individual acts of explicit racial discrimination in housing transactions illegal, and residential segregation by race has since declined. But the Fair Housing Act has never fully delivered on its promise to promote and further integration." 

Her article also notes the significance of the "segregation wall" built in Detroit in the 1940s. The wall, Adams says, "demonstrates the role that the federal government played in separating the races throughout the nation. The segregation that we continue to see today didn’t happen by accident. It was the result of official policy."

For the complete article, click here.