Reparations-02.08.22

When the federal government first developed housing for civilians working in naval shipyards and munitions plants during World War I, eighty-three projects in twenty six states housed 170,000 white workers and their families (including one in Bridgeport, CT), while African Americans were excluded.  Source: The Color of Law, p. 18

How do you think the availability of housing affected the ability of people of color to get and maintain their employment in those areas?

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