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How were white housing communities made?

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How were white housing communities made?

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15+ Years

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Throughout history, youth have been at the center of making change. Here are a few reflections from high school students of color who chose to speak out against racism.

Reflect on these big-idea questions before you read to the article.Then revisit them after you finish the article and video. Notice if any of your responses change.

Jim Crow of the North

Roots of racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But the story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created.

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