Redlining Los Angeles County
|http://salt.unc.edu/T-RACES/mosaic.html (dead link 2/19/2016)|
Documenting neighborhoods of color since the 1930's.
Wiki: Redlining is the practice of denying, or increasing the cost of services such as banking, insurance, access to jobs, access to health care, or even supermarkets to residents in certain, often racially determined, areas. The term "redlining" was coined in the late 1960s by John McKnight, a Northwestern University sociologist and community activist. It describes the practice of marking a red line on a map to delineate the area where banks would not invest; later the term was applied to discrimination against a particular group of people (usually by race or sex) no matter the geography. During the heyday of redlining, the areas most frequently discriminated against were black inner city neighborhoods. For example, in Atlanta, through at least the 1980s, this practice meant that banks would often lend to lower-income whites but not to middle- or upper-income blacks.
Great article: RACIAL REDLINING: A STUDY OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION BY BANKS AND MORTGAGE COMPANIES IN THE UNITED STATES
1930's CA Residential security maps by the Division of Research & Development Federal Home Loan and Bank Board with the co-operation of the Appraisal Department Homeowner's Loan Corporation copied to Google Maps: Testbed for the Redlining Archives of California's Exclusionary Spaces (T-RACES) http://salt.unc.edu/T-RACES/demo/demo.html (dead link 2/19/2016)
Video lecture @ Hammer Museum: Won't you be my neighbor? Race, class, and residence in Los Angeles. Added 2/19/2016
- Wattstar Theater and Education Center
- Community Coalition
- Westchester adds Desegregation Pact
- Housing Rights Center Los Angeles
- Housing Resource Center San Diego
- Long Beach Housing and Development Company
A map showing Los Angeles's racial and ethnic divide in 2000...