Redlining
DEI Advocacy Resource

June 18, 2021

The definition of redlining is to refuse (a loan or insurance) to someone because they live in an area deemed to be a poor financial risk. The act of redlining was outlawed in 1968 but the effects of the practice are still evident today, over 50 years later. There are many sources that provide information about redlining and below are three options you might find educational. 

Book

The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein: https://www.epi.org/publication/the-color-of-law-a-forgotten-history-of-how-our-government-segregated-america/

Article –  

"Mapping the Legacy of Structural Racism in Philadelphia", by Rebecca Rhynhart, City Controller Philadelphia: https://controller.phila.gov/philadelphia-audits/mapping-the-legacy-of-structural-racism-in-philadelphia/

Video

"Segregated by Design", by Mark Lopez a short film based on the book, The Color of Law: https://www.segregatedbydesign.com/ 


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