progress in regards to racism. Although, multiple studies have proven that we may not have come as far we may think. It is not only heartbreaking, but disturbing to see how racism still persists in the 21st century. Here I will ask if racism is becoming worse globally and in America, or are we just now realizing how bad we have let it get. More specifically in the housing market, how do real estate agents truly handle discrimination, and why do a handful of them continue to discriminate even with multiple laws set in place to avoid this exact situation. Purpose: The purpose of this project is to draw attention to the fact that racism still occurs every single day in America, but predominantly in the real estate world. Even with The Fair Housing Act, and laws against things such as redlining and blockbusting, it is astonishing that somehow real estate agents are still allowed to get away with this kind of discrimination. Redlining is refusing to show minorities neighborhoods because they are all white neighborhoods, or only showing them houses that are filled with neighbors of the same racial or ethnic background. Blockbusting is placing African Americans into what used to be an all white neighborhood in order to have the housing price decline, however in Washington DC during a reinvestment movement their way to destroy redlining was through “..combated real and/or perceived redlining in two general ways: they engaged in direct struggles with financial institutions, to include complaints, lawsuits, negotiations, and CRA challenges; and they engaged in broader public campaigns to change financial policy structures (James Lloyd).” This will be an 3
argumentative research paper due to the fact that I have thoroughly researched my topic, established a position on that topic, where it is followed by extensive evidence. The audience of this paper could potentially be anyone, mainly anyone in the real estate world. This is an issue that needs to be acknowledged. The project itself is lengthy, due to all of the research that has been conducted, and having to take a look at multiple different arguments involving this topic.