8 Times the U.S. Government Gave White People Handouts to Get Ahead


FHA (1)

Federal Housing Administration
Under this bill, white families were granted home loans, making it possible for them to purchase their very first humble abode. Unfortunately, mortgage eligibility was often tied to race while those living in integrated neighborhoods were deemed a “flight risk” and denied loans.


Jim Crow (1)

1960s Jim Crow Laws
These outwardly discriminatory laws not only barred African-Americans from drinking at the same water fountain as whites, but also reserved the best jobs, schools, neighborhoods and hospitals for white people.

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