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PBS

Race: The Power of an Illusion, “The House We Live In”

Part of a larger series deconstructing our idea of race, this chapter focuses on how racist housing policy led to de facto and de jure segregation and the racial wealth gap we see today. (Run time 29:18)

Part of a larger series deconstructing our idea of race, this chapter focuses on how racist housing policy led to de facto and de jure segregation and the racial wealth gap we see today. (Run time 29:18)

Tool
July 2020
PolicyLink

A CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity

This article presents an invitation and roadmap to help companies understand and address the intended and unintended consequences of all their products, policies, and practices on people of color, and by extension, our economy and democracy. The blueprint provides actions in three key domains: 1) inside the company, 2) within the communities where the companies are headquartered and conduct business, and 3) at the broader societal level.

This article presents an invitation and roadmap to help companies understand and address the intended and unintended consequences of all their products, policies, and practices on people of color, and by extension, our economy and democracy. The blueprint provides actions in three key domains: 1) inside the company, 2) within the communities where the companies are headquartered and conduct business, and 3) at the broader societal level.

Book
2018
Edgar Villanueva

Decolonizing Wealth

Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field’s glamorous, altruistic fa�ade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the “house slaves,” and those select few people of color (more…)

Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field’s glamorous, altruistic fa�ade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the “house slaves,” and those select few people of color who gain access. All these funders reflect and perpetuate the same underlying dynamics that divide Us from Them and the haves from have-nots. In equal measure, he denounces the reproduction of systems of oppression while also advocating for an orientation towards justice to open the floodgates for a rising tide that lifts all boats. In the third and final section, Villanueva offers radical provocations to funders and outlines his Seven Steps for Healing.

Program
East Bay Housing Organizations

EBHO’s Leadership Academy

To grow a powerful resident and community organizing base to change policies and challenge systems of oppression, EBHO believes that residents who have been historically left out of decision-making processes should be at the forefront. In line with a transformative organizing practice, we dive into systems change, presenting a critique of our economic system and its impact on housing. We advocate for collective change and personal transformation by learning about where we’ve been and why. Each session demands an exploration (more…)

To grow a powerful resident and community organizing base to change policies and challenge systems of oppression, EBHO believes that residents who have been historically left out of decision-making processes should be at the forefront.

In line with a transformative organizing practice, we dive into systems change, presenting a critique of our economic system and its impact on housing. We advocate for collective change and personal transformation by learning about where we’ve been and why. Each session demands an exploration of the forces at play in our communities but also the forces impacting our one-to-one interactions.

Article
July 9, 2020
National League of Cities

Embedding Racial Equity in Housing

Outlines the disparate impact of racist housing policy and COVID-19 on communities of color and offers possible solutions that cities can enact.

Outlines the disparate impact of racist housing policy and COVID-19 on communities of color and offers possible solutions that cities can enact.

Webinar/Podcast
June 26, 2020
SV@Home

How do we dismantle the racist legacy of homeownership policies?

Understanding the impact of previous racist national and local housing policy on the disparities in homeownership we see today. Presented by Greenlining Institute & The Two Hundred. (Run time 1:28:15)

Understanding the impact of previous racist national and local housing policy on the disparities in homeownership we see today. Presented by Greenlining Institute & The Two Hundred. (Run time 1:28:15)