I Grew Up On The Other Side Of Town

I Grew Up On The Other Side Of Town, Amber Townsend, Hartford Courant, March 14, 2017, available here

I know now how our segregated living patterns unfolded, from the Great Migration to redlining and racial covenants, to the more subtle forces that keep us separate today. Our history is so full of intentional efforts that ensured residential segregation by race that it is now incumbent upon us to take intentional steps to turn the tide — to ensure fair and equal access to all Connecticut neighborhoods, particularly for blacks and Latinos who, due to our legacy of segregation and discrimination, are disproportionately low income and have a greater need for affordable housing.

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