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Some of My Best Friends Are Black by Tanner Colby
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Aug 11, 2012

really liked it

Interesting book about segregation/integration in housing and how it affects different communities still to this day. What was most intriguing to me was that one-third of the book is devoted to how Kansas City's housing segregation occurred. Besides rampant blockbusting on the east side, it was primarily because JC Nichols created strong covenants in his developments that did not allow blacks to buy those houses. His plan became the model for the rest of the US. JC Nichols was an amazing man in his forethought, but certainly not for his overt racism!

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