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Property for sale: Great views, large lots, no Blacks.

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  1. Max says:

    The market isn’t limited the openly racist people, and they won’t just pay a little, they’ll pay big. Overlay the racial demographic maps of any metropolitan area with the property value maps and you’ll find that, the greater the distance from minorities, the more expensive the property.

  2. The Market for Racial Discrimination

    Kaimi Wenger at Concurring Opinions has an interesting post up on a Utah developer that advertised Black race population percentage significantly below state average as a selling point for one of its residential communities. Kaimi goes on to discuss the

  3. Matt Evans says:

    Kaimi,

    Comparing this to the discriminatory practices of 1955 is specious and unfair. Did you not read the news story and their links? The demographic information was copied from city-data.com, a site that gathers publicly-available information about cities. Their Eagle Mountain page is here: http://www.city-data.com/city/Eagle-Mountain-Utah.html.

    The bolded note about racial composition is from a section comparing the community to statewide averages across several dimensions used by demographers.

    Especially because the developer had already asked the web designer they’d hired to remove reference to race, assigning a base motive to him, unless you have more information than you’ve made available here, is wrong.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Places like this are always somewhere I’d rather not live.

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