Many of the people in “The House We Live In” were categorized by their skin color. One could not receive citizenship unless you were considered black or white. People outside of those two races had trouble obtaining citizenship and could not own or lease land. It is a real eye opener to see that the same problems still surface today as they did in 1954. Race does not matter it is merely just the color of our skin. What many people fail to realize is that our skin color doesn't not define who we are. The way you carry yourself and your actions defines you. I have first hand seen some of the events that took place in the video. In 2000 my grandparents brought a new house. Once they moved into the neighborhood they realized they were one of the four blacks that lived there. This did not bother my grandparents but the whites seemed to be bothered. The ratio of whites and blacks remained the same for a while. Just as in the video, over time more blacks moved in and the whites moved out. It was stated in the video that blacks were seen a unstable. The Federal Housing Administration went a far as giving neighborhoods color codes. Green was seen as good because a lot of whites lived there. While on the other hand red was seen as bad because blacks were present. The events shown in the video have truly shaped the way we lived today. The red or “ghetto” neighborhoods are very different compared to the green or “white”. You can see a difference between the houses and the surrounding environment. As well as the school systems. Many people still do not know how to coexist with persons outside of their race. The video really shed light on where this behavior really came from and how the government had a big role in it.