What does Blacks were herded into the sights of unscrupulous lenders who took them for money and for sport mean?
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Post-slavery America was rife with unscrupulous white taking advantage of black people. The poverty and vulnerability of blacks made them perfect victims for whites promising the American dream. Blacks were taken advantage of in all kinds of ways,
In Chicago and across the country, whites looking to achieve the American dream could rely on a legitimate credit system backed by the government. Blacks were herded into the sights of unscrupulous lenders who took them for money and for sport. “It was like people who like to go out and shoot lions in Africa. It was the same thrill,” a housing attorney told the historian Beryl Satter in her 2009 book, Family Properties. “The thrill of the chase and the kill.”