Answer the following questions:
1. What is the racial covenant? How did a race war start in Prospect Park in 1909? Why did Edmund Walton, a real estate developer, write the first covenant in 1910? What was the Supreme Court’s decision on the racial covenant? (6-8 sentences)
2. Why did the Lees leave their home in 1934? How was urban poverty strategically manufactured? (5-7 sentences)
3. Why is Minneapolis ranked as one of the worst places to live for African Americans today? (3-5 sentences)
II. Read the article “How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering” by Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich (click on the illustration) and answer the question:
4. Why are there significant disparities in the urban heat environment between white and minority neighborhoods?