VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything : Code Switch In 1968, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal to discriminate in housing. Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.
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VIDEO: Housing Segregation In Everything

Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.

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Housing segregation is in everything. But to understand the root of this issue, you have to look at the government-backed policies that created the housing disparities we see today.

Gene Demby explains how these policies came to be, and what effect they've had on schools, health, family wealth and policing.

For more on this story, check out this week's episode of the Code Switch podcast.