Austin’s poisonous legacy of housing segregation exposed

In an exceptional three-part print and video journalism series titled “Inheriting Inequality,” Austin American-Statement economics reporter Dan Zehr explores how as Austin booms, the poisonous legacy of segregation continues to cut off the African-American population from economic opportunities and its own cultural anchors, threatening the whole region’s potential.

Let’s hope the US Supreme Court considers this as they hear arguments in State of Texas v. Inclusive Communities Project this week.  The Fair Housing Act must not be undermined as the State of Texas seeks to do if we are to ever overcome this legacy of housing segregation.

Read the series in the Austin American-Statesman: http://projects.statesman.com/news/economic-mobility/