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Author Andre Perry On 'Valuing Black Lives And Property'

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Choir (1945) in Mt. Vernon Ohio.
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Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Choir (1945) in Mt. Vernon Ohio.

This episode originally aired on Aug. 20, 2020.

A 1965 report titled “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action” at first was understood as a roadmap to federal policies to address the systemic racism that gripped the nation.

But the controversial report later came to be understood as a rationalization for blaming Black Americans for the housing, employment, and educational inequities they faced.

The theme has been debunked, but the underlying inequities persist. Today on All Sides: How Black lives, their livelihoods and their property are valued in the U.S.


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