In this webinar, recorded August 13, 2020, professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor discusses her highly-acclaimed book Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership in conversation with Andrew Kahrl.
This webinar is part of our Virginia Festival of the Book’s “Shelf Life” series. Sign up for the Virginia Festival of the Book’s e-newsletter to learn about future discussions as they are announced.
“Essential for readers wishing to understand the depth and differentials of U.S. racial discrimination, Taylor’s masterly expose of the political economy of the racially bifurcated market systematically lays bare how residential segregation made profits from race.” –Library Journal, starred review
“Through impressive research and vivid storytelling, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor offers an unflinching examination of the mythology that has sustained the American dream, ultimately revealing that, for many African Americans, homeownership hasn’t resulted in the fulfillment of a dream but instead has been a nightmare—a horror story of racial capitalism.” —Michelle Alexander
“Details bungling mismanagement, gross corruption, distorted incentives, civil rights regulations that went unheeded and unenforced — what Taylor calls a system of “predatory inclusion” that was distinct yet not entirely free from the racist system of exclusion that preceded it.” –The New York Times