This American Life: Episode 350, Human Resources

Chicago Public Radio, February 29, 2008

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Act Two. The Plan.

American cities have gone through a massive wave of gentrification in the last few decades. To some people, it’s not a natural ebb and flow of the real estate market, but a plot, by rich, mainly white people, to take over the neighborhoods of poor, mainly black people. This American Life producer Jon Jeter reports on how, in neighborhoods all over the country, the plot has a name, “The Plan,” and most people you talk to know about it. (11 minutes)

Song: “Don’t Worry about the Government,” Talking Heads

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[Editor’s Note: You can listen to “The Plan” at here. Act 2 begins at 32:50.]

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