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Race for Profit Justice, Power, and Politics Coeditors | Heather Ann Thompson and Rhonda Y. Williams Editorial Advisory Board | Peniel E. Joseph, Daryl Maeda, Barbara Ransby, Vicki L. Ruiz, and Marc Stein The Justice, Power, and Politics series publishes new works in history that explore the myriad struggles for justice, battles for power, and shifts in politics that have shaped the United States over time. Through the lenses of justice, power, and politics, the series seeks to broaden scholarly debates about America’s past as well as to inform public discussions about its future. More information on the series, including a complete list of books published, is available at Race for Profit How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership Keeanga-­Yamahtta Taylor The Universit y of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill This book was published with the assistance of the John Hope Franklin Fund of the University of North Carolina Press.© 2019 Keeanga-­Yamahtta Taylor All rights reserved Designed by April Leidig Set in Garamond by Copperline Book Services Manufactured in the United States of America The University of North Carolina Press has been a member of the Green Press Initiative since 2003. Cover photo: Child on steps of a North Philadelphia row house, August 1973 (photo by Dick Swanson; courtesy U.S. National Archives, photo no. 412-DA-10279) Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta, author. Title: Race for profit : how banks and the real estate industry undermined black homeownership / by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Other titles: Justice, power, and politics. Description: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019] | Series: Justice, power, and politics | Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2019014012| ISBN 9781469653662 (cloth : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781469653679 (ebook) Subjects: LCSH: Discrimination in housing—United States—History—20th century. | Discrimination in mortgage loans—United States—History—20th century. | Urban African Americans—Housing—History—20th century. | African American women—Housing—History—20th century. | Real estate business—United States— History—20th century. | United States—Race relations—Economic aspects. Classification: LCC HD7288.76.U6 T89 2019 | DDC 363.5/1—dc23 LC record available at For Lauren This page intentionally left blank ...


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