Diving into the racial wealth gap — understanding our nation’s deep history.

So how did we get to where we are today?

African-Americans have been barred from owning property for generations.

“This ‘widening gap’ exists because of systemic racism, and the ramifications of these discriminatory policies that have pervaded our nation’s deep history are still alive and thriving today.”

1938 Home Owners’ Loan Corporation Map. Source: New York Times

The negative feedback loop of racist policy

“When we speak about the term “redlining,” it’s not just a mere figure of speech.”

Why the wealth gap is systemic.



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