Digital redlining is when companies charge more for certain services in particular communities such as communities of color. Redlining began in the 1960’s but it is still prevalent in today’s society. The Atlantic reports that “On September 10, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman settled with Evans Bank for $825,000 after discovering that the bank erased local black neighborhoods from maps used for determining mortgage lending”. If communities are prohibited from financial loans they are not able to start businesses or buy houses and help their community to grow. In today’s society everything is dependent on the internet. Students need the internet to do their homework and to access information they are not able to that as well as others. The individuals in these communities that blacked out from the internet are falling behind from the rest of society. The Washington Post stated that one of the biggest banks in Wisconsin discriminated against black and Hispanic individuals. I believe Digital Redlining is a violation of basic human rights because every individual should have the same resources as any other human. Corporations should not be able to discriminate against individuals because of their race or socioeconomic status.

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