Racial Wealth Divide: Why Housing Matters

April 26, 2013

 Infographic design by Design Action Collective

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Housing, a cornerstone of the "American Dream," is the largest form of privately wealth held by families across the United States. This infographic draws attention to the intersection of housing as both a globally-recognized human right and as a commodity in a global stock market controlled by the wealthy. We urge readers to acknowledge the history behind the long-standing racial wealth divide and to consider the interplay between federal housing policies and risky financial practices and their impacts on the divide.

For more on housing and the racial wealth divide, see UFE's 2013 MLK day report:
State of the Dream 2013: A Long Way From Home