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When you talk to folks in St. Louis, it doesn’t take long for them to ask you if you know about the “Delmar Divide.” Delmar Boulevard is a street that runs east to west and splits the city demographically. On one side, the racial makeup is more than 95 percent African-American and mostly low-income. On the other, you’ll find a community that’s more than 70 percent white and firmly middle class.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 was designed to help integrate neighborhoods across the nation. Fifty years later, most major cities are still made up of segregated pockets like in St. Louis.
The podcast “We Live Here” from PRX and St. Louis Public Radio explores how race and class play into which neighborhoods people wind up in. We speak with the hosts and an expert on fair housing about what laws are in place today to effectively protect homeowners and renters from discrimination.
- Kameel Stanley Co-producer and host of the podcast "We Live Here"
- Tim Lloyd Co-producer and host of the podcast "We Live Here"
- Sheryll Cashin Professor of law at Georgetown University; former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and adviser to the Clinton administration; author of "Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America" and "Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy"
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