Housing is the root of segregation. Government policies have contributed to the decline of mixed neighborhoods since the creation of redlining in the 1930’s.
Listed here are some resources that may contribute to understanding what government can do to change the direction of decline of neighborhoods across the country: (more to come)
This article by Peter Dreier written in August 2015 gives some insight into problems with some of the current government policies.Sociologists have invented a way to measure segregation called the “index of dissimilarity,” which shows the percentage of black (or Latino, or Asian) households that would have to move to achieve racial balance across the region. In the St. Louis area, at least 70 percent of all black families would have to move if every part of the metro area was to have a mix of black and white families that reflects their proportion in the entire region.