AMST 3 - 1:02:00 AM Restrictive Covenants Development in...

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03/03/2008 04:02:00 Restrictive Covenants: Development in Van Nuys, handed an African American WW2 vet and his  wife this statement: o “No person whose blood is not entirely that of the Caucasian race (and  for this paragraph no Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Hindu, or any  person of the Ethiopian, Indian, or Mongolian races shall be deemed to  be Caucasian) shall at any time live upon any of the lots in said tract  15010.”  (GS AQ) Federal Housing Authority  Federal government founded institution set up to extend loans to perspective  buyers Made some revisions and wanted to allow the vets who fought in the Second  World War and were returning to purchase home o So only made them put down 10% of the cost of the home, instead of  50% Housing became RACIALIZED FHA used race to determine if you were taking a risk Race and Housing In 1939, Federal Housing Authority gave Boyle Heights its lowest possible  rating specifically because of its racial diversity: o “This is a ‘melting pot’ area and is literally honeycombed with diverse  and subversive racial elements.  It is seriously doubted whether there  is a single block in the area which does not contain detrimental racial  elements and there are very few districts which are not hopelessly  heterogeneous.” Key Questions as you view documentary: What is the relationship between race and citizenship? What role does public policy (especially Housing) play in producing white  privilege? What material advantages does whiteness have over time? (from generation  to generation) o If you are white in this country does that mean you have advantages
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