Marc Seitles


This Comment analyzes the current state of residential racial segregation in America. It begins by taking a close look at the history of residential racial segregation, namely the urban ghetto, the role of the United States Government, exclusionary zoning, and private discrimination. The author then turns his attention to the harmful effects of residential racial segregation on minorities, focusing primarily on the lack of choice in housing options and the economic and social costs of racial segregation. The author next explores the policy reasons to support housing integration. In addition to pointing out the benefits, the author exposes the hidden costs of segregation. Finally, the author provides an explanation of inclusionary zoning as a possible solution to the problem of residential racial segregation.