Adam Ruins Everything: The History of the Suburbs
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Adam Conover and Nikole Hannah-Jones of the NY Times give a lesson to a suburban family about the reality of segregation practices that continue into contemporary times. They tackle issues such as redlining and deliberate and overt discriminatory practices, as shown in the early years of Levittown.

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  1. How did the government decide who qualified for home loan programs?
  2. How did communities like Levittown demonstrate discriminatory practices?
  3. What does Adam Conover mean when he says "this advantage compounded over time"?
  4. Why are property values important to education?

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