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The history of housing discrimination


Redlining, blockbusting, racial home-buying covenants – these are some of the well-known tactics that were used to create and maintain systemic racism in the United States. But in this typically liberal bubble known as the San Francisco Bay Area, people might be surprised to learn how segregationist attitudes and tools associated with the Jim Crow south played a role in the development of the Peninsula and where African-Americans could and couldn’t buy a house.


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