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The historic racism of redlining has led to a public health crisis for Black communities in Columbus, Ohio

Asher, Lila (2021) The historic racism of redlining has led to a public health crisis for Black communities in Columbus, Ohio. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

For much of the 20th century, Black communities and other communities of color were systematically denied mortgage loans – in a practice known as redlining which was backed by the Federal government – leading to decades of disinvestment. Lila Asher examines historical redlining maps in Columbus, Ohio, and finds that they align with present-day areas with greater levels of community vulnerability to disasters like COVID-19, including factors like poverty, disability, and a lack of health insurance. These factors, she writes, have led Columbus City Council to declare that racism is a public health crisis.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 11:36
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 11:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112385

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