Redlining, the act of designating areas on residential maps as too risky to issue and insure mortgages, in place from 1934 to 1968, disproportionately affected people of color. The effects of redlining remain prominent nearly a century later and continue to contribute to racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities.
redlining, segregation, discrimination, disenfranchisement, racial disparities
Inequality and Stratification | Policy History, Theory, and Methods | Race and Ethnicity
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The author thanks Shannon Monnat and Megan Ray for assistance and edits on previous versions of this brief.
Van Slyke, Ashley, "America’s Legacy of Redlining: State-Sponsored Segregation and Disenfranchisement of Urban Minority Communities" (2020). Population Health Research Brief Series. 32.
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