In the recent McKinney, Texas, pool fight that resulted in charges of police brutality and one police officer quitting the force, one of the slurs yelled by white residents included Section 8 housing.
In a broad sense, this is an American tradition: conflating where people live with who they are. “We’ve been doing that as a society for a really, really long time,” says Lawrence Vale, an MIT professor who has written extensively about public housing. “And it’s been racialized for a lot of that history.”
Fascinating, yes? And thanks, Ebony, for the link.