Brent Gaspaire

Student Historian

Brent Gaspaire teaches Advanced Placement World and United States History at Graham-Kapowsin High School in Spanaway, Washington.  He received his M.A. in Education from Pacific Lutheran University and is currently a graduate student at Western Washington University.

Blockbusting

Hillcrest, Middle Class Neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C. Image Ownership: Public Domain Blockbusting refers to the practice of introducing African American homeowners into previously all white neighborhoods in order to spark rapid white flight and housing price decline. Real estate speculators have historically used this … Read MoreBlockbusting

Redlining (1937- )

Redlining Map, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1935 Image Ownership: Public Domain Redlining refers to a discriminatory pattern of disinvestment and obstructive lending practices that act as an impediment to home ownership among African Americans and other people of color.  Banks used the concept to deny loans … Read MoreRedlining (1937- )