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Mapping Prejudice: A reckoning with structural racism in the Twin Cities

March 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

“Whites Only” was embedded in thousands of property deeds across the Twin Cities. For most of the last century, racial covenants like these kept Black and brown people out of the neighborhoods deemed most desirable. These racial covenants are illegal today, but our community is still living with the consequences. Join us to learn how the groundbreaking Mapping Prejudice project brings context to the national reckoning that began here in the Twin Cities.

By mapping restrictive covenants, the Mapping Prejudice project has documented the history of structural racism in the Twin Cities, resulting in the highest racial disparities and lowest African-American homeownership rates in the country.

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, the Mapping Prejudice project has attracted media attention from across the globe. What began here has exploded into the largest protest in American history. The whole world was watching as our community was ripped apart, partly as a consequence of decades of unjust and discriminatory housing practices.

Learn how community researchers are mapping the hidden histories of race and privilege in your neighborhood — and how you can join them.

Free online event — Please make a reservation to receive the Zoom link to join the event.

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