Jim Crow of the North

This past Monday (Oct 21, 2019) we had the privilege of hosting almost 100 people to hear from Daniel Bergin and view his new film "Jim Crow of the North."  This is event was made possible by cooperation between the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, Restoration Anglican and Crosstown Covenant Church.

The evening began by viewing the film (in case you couldn't make it you can view it below).  We learned about the compounding statistics of discrimination in restricted home ownership, which has limited generational wealth in the African-American community.  The federal government's active participation in housing segregation by red-lining and blue-lining areas of the city (clarifying who could and could not have access to mortgages) went so far as to encourage developers to place restrictive racial covenants in property deeds.  These restrictions have had significant generational effects.


Currently Minnesotans are leading the way in identifying this discrimination with the Mapping Prejudice Project, but also are now working on quantifying the disparity.  What do we do now?  As the data is collected and specific neglected areas are identified, hopefully governments will be moved to improve investments in affordable housing, safe infrastructure and even parks in these neighborhoods.

How can you help?  Mapping Prejudice is still looking for volunteers to comb through home deeds.    You can learn how here.   Do you own a home with racial covenant?  Learn how to find out and "discharge" the racial language from your covenant here on the NENA blog.

No Comments


Recent

Archive

 2021

Categories

Tags

2020 Video Adopt a Family Adult Advent Annual Meeting Arrive Ministries Baptism Begin Conference Bell Choir Bible App Bible Study Bible CES CHIC CPBC CarePartners Caring for Others Children's Music Children Chruch Retreat Church App Church Retreat Commission Communication Community Caring Commission Community Emergency Services Confirmation Congregational Meeting Covenant Living Covenant Pines Covenant World Relief and Development Covid Daniel Bergin Discipleship Confirmation Distance Learning ECC Easter Egg Hunt Election Equip Hour Families Together Family Fun Fest Funeral Game Night Giving Tree Giving Global Personal GriefShare Hymns IF:Gathering Immerse Bible Invest James Tisby Jim Crow of the North Just Mercy Justice Kids Too! LNCS Lake Street Lent Lillahei Scholarship Lillehei Medical Scholarship Lindahl MN Adult and Teen Challenge MN Adult Marathon Men Metro Hope Minneapolis Minnehaha Academy Missions Multi-generational Music with Matt NENA Neighbor Nokomis Northwest Conference Covenant Church Nursery Online Our Daily Bread PTA Parenting Pastor John Jacobi Pastor Osheta Pentecost Polly Inestroza Prayer Properties RSVP Renovation Resilient Faith Retreat Sabbatical Sankofa School Senior Community Services Sermon Series Shema Sheridan Story Space reservation form Spice of Life Stories Foundation Sunday Worship Thanksgiving The Chosen Together We Rise TreeHouse UNITE VBS Wednesday Nights Women World Vision Worship YouVersion Youth Group Youth Ministry Youth racial reconciliation