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Host Katie Jensen is joined by Tenisha Tate-Austin, a Bay Area borrower who made headlines when a second appraisal on her home netted nearly half a million dollars more than the first... But only after removing any evidence that her Black family lived there.

Austin shares how it felt to whitewash her home— the practice of replacing photos of her own family with those of a white family to increase perceived value— and what it meant to her that it worked.

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Published
May 17, 2022