Seminal Book On History Of Race In Kansas City Gets An Update | KCUR

Seminal Book On History Of Race In Kansas City Gets An Update

Jan 13, 2015

In the 1990s, Kevin Fox Gotham began researching Race, Real Estate and Uneven Development: The Kansas City Experience, 1900-2000. The book's premise is that housing patterns isolating impoverished, minority populations in city centers don't naturally result from free market pressures; institutional policies contribute, and the desires the free market satisfies originate somewhere. After the subprime mortgage crisis of recent years, Gotham decided to publish a second edition.

Guest:

  • Kevin Fox Gotham, author, Race, Real Estate and Uneven Development, professor, Tulane University