Blueprint for the American Dream? A Critical Discourse Analysis of Presidential Remarks on Minority Homeownership
This article examines presidential discourse on public policies affecting racial inequalities in homeownership from a critical race theory perspective. Using a critical discourse analysis framework to examine presidential remarks, press releases, and official reports, the author discusses how presidential discourse imagined the presumed causes and remedies to inequality that shaped policy approaches during this era. The author discusses how the narrative of the “predatory lender” and “naïve buyer” worked to build popular support for policies targeted to minorities while it exonerate the structural causes of inequality.
homeownership, race, inequality, foreclosure, housing crisis, critical discourse analysis, critical race theory
Citation: Social Justice Vol. 40, No. 3 (2013): 16-27