The Legacy of Racially Restrictive Covenants | Link TV
The Legacy of Racially Restrictive Covenants
After the Great Depression, the federal government backed mortgage lending as a route to homeownership and wealth accumulation, but redlined minority communities. White flight to suburbia left the urban core starved for investment and government services. Predatory lending and the 2010 foreclosure crisis further depressed rates of homeownership in the inner cities. Today, housing deeds still bear restrictive language such as “no lot in said tract shall at any time be lived upon by a person whose blood is not entirely that of the Caucasian race.” The restrictions have lost their legal standing but their spirit lingers in more nuanced ways.
California is the world's fifth largest economy — yet, hiding in plain sight are workers who labor off the books, unprotected and unregulated. Follow four California workers organizing to find pathways for legalization and protection.
City Rising shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States.
Clips & Segments
In this six-part series, urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores the anatomy and vibrancy of the modern metropolis, highlighting pockets of life-sized goodness in cities around the world.KCET Original
Few places have been as successful as Medellín in tackling social problems head-on with urbanism, architecture and greening of the urban landscape.KCET Original
After returning home from battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, American soldiers are developing serious illnesses as a result of past exposure to open-air burn pits on their own military bases.KCET Original
The French President says "We are at war," as he places his country under lockdown, telling people not to leave their homes and drafting in the army.KCET Original
An operation to bring down Nidal backs the team into a lethal corner. Abu Maher makes a heartrending decision, and Captain Ayub learns critical intel.KCET Original