A Black & White City: How Race Continues to Define Real Estate in Chicagoland

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Cover Story

Racial discrimination has been a part of Chicagoland’s housing market for more than a century. From blockbusting and contract buying at the local level, to redlining and “urban renewal” at the federal level, Chicagoans were denied housing opportunities at every turn for one simple reason – the color of their skin. Our cover story examines Chicagoland’s past to address the urgent need for change in the present.

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