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Why housing bias persists in Massachusetts


This is the Radio Boston rundown for Dec. 22. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • "From The Newsroom:" Housing discrimination has been illegal in the U.S. for decades, but advocates and researchers say it's still a persistent problem here. We take stock of the consequences people who discriminate currently face, and how to fix the problem.
  • In a new book, "Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education," Lowell history teacher Jessica Lander explores the policies and pedagogies that shape immigrant students' experiences in American classrooms, and the social impact English language learners can have when they have the chance to thrive. She's joined by one of her former students, Safiya, who came to Lowell from Iraq.
  • Film critics Kyéra Sterling and Ally Johnson join us to talk about "Blue Hill Avenue," a 2001 crime drama that claimed space for Black Bostonians in film.

This program aired on December 22, 2022.


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