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Join professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor as she discusses her highly-acclaimed Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership in conversation with Andrew Kahrl.

“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

This webinar is part of our Virginia Festival of the Book’s “Shelf Life” series. The series will continue to bring you new authors on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the coming weeks. Sign up for the Virginia Festival of the Book’s e-newsletter to learn about future discussions as they are announced.

This webinar is free but registration is required.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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