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 bankinginsuranceaccess to jobs,[2] access to health care,[3] or even supermarkets[4] to residents in certain, often racially determined,[5] areas. The term "redlining" was coined in the late 1960s by John McKnight, a Northwestern University sociologist and community activist.[6] 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.[7]


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)




A map showing Los Angeles's racial and ethnic divide in 2000...

"I was astounded by Bill Rankin's map of Chicago's racial and ethnic divides and wanted to see what other cities looked like mapped the same way. To match his map, Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people. Data from Census 2000. Base map © OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA"  - Eric Fisher 

Race and ethnicity: Los Angeles

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