How artist lofts became white segregated subsidised housing

A University of Minnesota research paper, "White Segregated Subsidized Housing," has sparked a debate about why artists' lofts are predominately occupied by white artists. Marianne Combs will explore why 82 percent of people living in the artist housing in Minnesota were white.

Myron Orfield, Director of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, talks about his research and artist Ta-coumba Aiken talks about his experiences as an African American artist living in an artist loft.

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