Kojo sits down with three young organizers to talk about climate activism and this week's D.C. Climate Strike.
From the outside, the Fairwood subdivision near Bowie, Maryland appears to be an African-American success story. This decade-old neighborhood is 73 percent black, with a median income of $170,000. But many of the people who live there are deep underwater on their mortgages, part of a legacy of plunging home values and predatory loans that dates back to before the housing bubble popped. Kojo talks with one of the reporters behind a recent Washington Post series on black wealth in Prince George’s County and examines the lingering impact of the housing crisis in the Washington suburbs.
- Michael Fletcher Reporter, Washington Post
- Mary Hunter Director, Housing Counseling Program, Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc.
- Thomas Shapiro Director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy and Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University
- Dorothy Brown Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
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