Trailer | Owned: A Tale of Two Americas
Is the "American Dream" of home ownership a false promise? While the government’s postwar housing policy created the world’s largest middle class, it also set America on two divergent paths – one of perceived wealth and the other of systematically defunded, segregated communities.
- [President Nixon] The white Americans
or Black Americans,
what everybody wants is
an equal chance to have a piece of the action.
- Home ownership to me,
it means freedom.
- [Man] It is the backbone of America.
- For Black Americans,
it doesn't work that way.
- [Man] I didn't really understand
how segregated the city was.
- [Man] It's also now trapped poor white people.
Those struggles are shared struggles.
The last generation standing is
the one that's gonna have to pick up the bill.