Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

James Gregory on Seattle’s Deep-Rooted Segregation

Posted: 11/7/2016 (CSDE in the News)

James Gregory, CSDE Affiliate and UW Professor of History, was recently featured on seattlepi.com in a discussion of the city’s segregated foundations. Gregory explains how restrictive covenants prevented minorities from living in certain areas of Seattle. While the practice was outlawed in 1948, its impact on Seattle’s demography and layout persists today. Check out the full article for more on the covenants and the recovered loan maps that further divided the city along racial boundaries.

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