Property ownership has always been a great pursuit for Americans, but it takes place in the context of a great social divide. Christians often hold sacred the pursuit of home and homeland, such as Israel’s pursuit of the biblical Promised Land. Like all human endeavors, these pursuits are fraught with gross imperfections.
As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, I find it befitting to pause and reflect on how far our community has come to participate in a more equitable society. However, much work remains as minorities continue to face an uphill and disproportional battle in accumulating wealth, especially when trying to secure the financial means to buy a home.