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(2015/03/24) Unfair housing, unfair society (Racism)

March 24, 201575 min
Edition #908
Today we take a look at the history of housing discrimination in the US and the connection of those polices to the systemic racism and social unrest in places like Ferguson, MO
 
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: LBJ signs Fair Housing Act 1968
Ch. 3: Song 1: Going Home - The Talks

Ch. 4: Act 2: Fight for fair housing goes to Supreme Court - Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHPshow) - Air Date 1-25-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Discrimination - Meet Me In the Park

Ch. 6: Act 3: Nikole-Hannah Jones (@nhannahjones) & Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) on the Housing Crisis- What's Changed? - @grittv - Air Date: 9-3-14
Ch. 7: Song 3: Zebra - Teen Dream

Ch. 8: Act 4: A short history of racist housing policy - Economic Update with @profwolff - Air Date: 3-15-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: Modern Day Slavery - Exploring All Avenues

Ch. 10: Act 5: The economics of systemic racism - Disorderly Conduct (@Dis_Con) - Air Date: 1-18-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: Something Good Can Work - Tourist History

Ch. 12: Act 6: Ferguson USA - @MumiaAbuJamal - Air Date: 3-9-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: "Middle America" - Chris Priest

Ch. 14: Act 7: The return of debtors prisons in Ferguson - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-10-15
Ch. 15: Song 7: Powerless - The Big Picture

Ch. 16: Act 8: #KeepHousingFair via @natfairhouse - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 18: Act 9: Racist Ferguson Police Department Financially Motivated Against Blacks - @The Young Turks - Air Date: 03-07-15

Voicemails
Ch. 20: Racism and employment - Ruben from San Jose
Ch. 21: The corrective mechanism in libertarianism - Patrick from Dallas
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 22: Final comments on libertarians as snowflakes and my recent bonus episode about being a character in a dystopian future
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: #KeepHousingFair via @natfairhouse
Take Action:
Follow #KeepHousingFair through The National Fair Housing Alliance on Facebook and Twitter
Additional Activism/Resources:
CHICAGO VOTERS: the mayoral runoff election is APRIL 7. Rahm has continued harmful Daley policies, so Find Your Polling Place
READ: "Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law” — a $1.99 Kindle Single by Nikole Hannah-Jones
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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