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Desmond Odugu to present at Digital Chicago Seminar

On Wednesday, November 29, Desmond Odugu, Associate Professor of Education, presents in the Digital Chicago Seminar on “Restricted Chicago: Housing Discrimination and Educational Disparities in Cook County.” Come to the CCP to “lunch and learn” with your colleagues! 

 

Chicago played a vital role in the development and spread of housing discrimination nationwide. This study investigates one common housing discrimination strategy, restrictive covenants, which officially prohibited racial/ethnic minorities from owning or residing in Chicago-area houses. Our research investigates how restrictive covenants strengthened socio-economic divisions in Cook County, which in turn shape Chicago’s vastly unequal educational environment.