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Owned: A Tale of Two Americas

Episode 8 | 1hr 23m 29s

Is the "American Dream" of home ownership a false promise? While the government’s postwar housing policy created the world’s largest middle class, it also set America on two divergent paths – one of perceived wealth and the other of systematically defunded, segregated communities.

Aired: 02/06/22 | Expires: 03/06/24
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