Freedom to Discriminate
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Gene Slater., & Gene Slater|AUTHOR. (2021). Freedom to Discriminate . Heyday.

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Full titlefreedom to discriminate how realtors conspired to segregate housing and divide america
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The hinge point in this history is Proposition 14, a largely forgotten but monumentally important 1964 ballot initiative. Created and promoted by California realtors, the proposition sought to uphold housing discrimination permanently in the state's constitution, and a vast majority of Californians voted for it. This vote had explosive consequences-ones that still inform our deepest political divisions today-and a true reckoning with the history of American racism requires a closer look at the events leading up to it. Freedom to Discriminate shatters preconceptions about American segregation, and it connects many seemingly disparate aspects of the nation's history in a novel and galvanizing way.
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