What Is Racial Steering & How Real Estate Agents Can Stop It

Stopping Racial Steering Begins with Real Estate Agents

The development of racially segregated neighborhoods has dated back to the beginning of American history. Most of the nation’s modern housing problems we see today are a result of biased zoning laws from the 1920s and ‘30s and the urban renewal laws of the ‘40s and ‘50s. It wasn’t until the Civil Rights Movement that we began to see a change in how we approached community development.

Even with this new development, the laws changed but the demographics of these neighborhoods stayed the same. There are many sociological theories and federal laws that can somewhat explain why this happened. However, there is one main principle behavior that explains part of this problem: racial steering. Read More

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