Get a fresh take on God, spirit, faith, life, love, justice, and community. First Church Berkeley is an open and affirming, progressive Christian church in Berkeley, California, part of the United Church of Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ countercultural and life-giving path. We understand the life of spirit to be a journey, not a destination. Our podcast features the powerful preaching of several of the ministers on staff and special guests. More about the church at firstchurchberkeley.org.
Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter discusses Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law, which demonstrates comprehensively that housing segregation in the United States was systematically supported by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Rothstein dismantles the widely held view of de facto segregation and shows the generational effects on African-Americans in particular because of explicit and disguised barriers to home ownership. This information powerful addresses the intersection of two powerful justice issues of our time: housing and racism.
Filetype: MP3 - Size: 23.47MB - Duration: 24:57 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)