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22 Feb, 4 tweets, 2 min read
On July 11, 1951, in Cicero, IL, a mob of approximately 4,000 white people attacked an apartment building because a Black family was moving into it.
#BlackHistoryMonth
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicero_ra…
After the Great Depression, the New Deal helped to enforce segregated housing using a practice called Redlining, which was used to prevent Black people from getting home loans, or even from getting home insurance if they were not in need of a loan.
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history.com/news/housing-s…
Restricting housing based on race is unconstitutional and violates the 14th Amendment. This was upheld in Shelly v Kraemer in 1948.
#BlackHistoryMonth
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_v…
Blockbusting was a sales tactic used to scare white homeowners into selling their homes. White homeowners would be told that Black people would be moving into their neighborhoods, so they should sell ASAP. “There goes the neighborhood.”
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In the 1930s, Nazis studied Jim Crow laws of the southern US states for inspiration. At the time, they were unsure how to implement such extreme racism against citizens, so a group of Nazi lawyers traveled to the US to learn more.
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