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"Creeping segregation" cited in new report on Columbia housing

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A 2017 aerial view of Wilde Lake and surrounding neighborhoods in Columbia, Maryland. A new report says a lack of affordable housing and a rising incidence of racial bias in real estate transactions amount to "creeping segregation" in the 55 year-old planned community. (Photo by jstuby via Wikimedia Commons)

Now, we turn our attention to Maryland's second largest city, Columbia, and a new report about the changing racial climate in the Howard County community that was planned as an inclusive and diverse place 55 years ago.

Tom is joined by the co-authors of a report from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) about Columbia, entitled “Creeping Segregation and Lack of Affordable Housing Threatens a Legacy of Black/White Integration.”

Dr. Bruce Mitchell, NCRC's Senior Research Analyst, and Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, NCRC's Chief of Organizing, Policy and Equity, co-wrote the study, and they join us now on Zoom.

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NCRC staffers Dedrick Asante-Muhammad (left) and Dr. Bruce Mitchell are co-authors of the NCRC's new report citing racial bias in Columbia's housing market.

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