Can Awareness of Historical Injustice Increase Support for Reparations? The Case of Housing Covenants

Awarded Scholars:
Bryant Moy, New York University
Project Date:
Mar 2024
Award Amount:

Co-funded with The Policy Academies

Racially restrictive housing covenants – used by white homeowners to prevent migration of people of color into their neighborhoods – contributed to contemporary patterns of residential segregation, social stratification, and inequality. Yet, policy proposals to correct these historical wrongs have not gained broad support. Political scientist Bryant Moy will investigate whether awareness of racially restrictive housing covenants bolsters support for reparations. He will conduct a nationally representative survey experiment for his study.


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