Recently Noted — 1930s Redlining and Segregation Today
Segregation Didn’t Just Happen
More evidence that today’s segregated America didn’t just happen out of individual choices and preferences. The 8/24/2017 NYTimes article, “How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades” by Emily Badger reviewed research by economists from the Chicago Federal Reserve that demonstrate the impact of the 1930s redlining of neighborhoods by the Home Owners’ Loan Corp, a New Deal housing agency, has had long term effects of segregating people. 2 The HOLC maps are available here at the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab. Look up your favorite city.
Cambridge, MA in the center from HOLC maps
Originally published at American Delusions.