Category: Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

Land Valuation and the Enduring Significance of Racial Residential Segregation

Land Valuation and the Enduring Significance of Racial Residential Segregation

By Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

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This evening my presentation focuses on the enduring significance of racial residential segregation and its relationship to the underdevelopment of Black communities.  It consists of two parts.  The first part examines the interaction among land valuation, racial residential segregation, and the underdevelopment of Black neighborhoods. The second part focuses on intervention and strategies for developing Black communities while simultaneously dismantling racial residential segregation.

Trapped: Racism, Health Inequities, Black Neighborhoods, and Reimagining the Legal System

By Henry-Louis Taylor Jr.

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The We Charge Genocide petition poses a troubling question, “are African Americans forced to live under conditions that breed unnecessary hardship, suffering, disease, dying, and premature death?” In my presentation today, I argue that the city-building process produces racially segregated, marginalized, and under-developed neighborhoods that breed low-incomes, disease, dying, and premature death among African Americans. These unhealthy housing and neighborhood conditions, I maintain, are made possible by a legal framework consisting of vague housing laws and a lax building code enforcement system. Moreover, this legal framework and enforcement system allow predatory landlords to operate with impunity in underdeveloped Black communities. Market-driven residential segregation is the culprit that creates the context that enables predatory business activities to thrive.

CHAOS OR COMMUNITY: REFLECTIONS ON MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND DONALD TRUMP

By Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

NOTE: I wrote this essay four years ago, right after Donald Trump took office. A major national publication requested the piece but decided not to publish it. I suspect that it was too hot for them. After re-reading it a few days ago, I decided that it was as timely as ever, and I decided to publish it in my Blog. The essay proved prophetic and provided insight into Donald Trump. It will also provide clues on what we can expect from Trump after Biden takes office.

SOME REFLECTIONS ON ELECTION 2020

By Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

“Cast away your illusions. The U.S. presidential election hangs in the balance, but the nation has already written the story about election 2020. This is Donald Trump’s America.”


BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Inzajeano Latif

Essay by Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr.

Published by AOP

“In honour of Black History Month, member Inzajeano Latif shares his project, The Boisterousness of Silence: The Marginalised of Tottenham. An autobiography told through considered street portraits of the marginalised of Tottenham. ‘In telling their story, Inz tells his own story.'”

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