Redlining in DSM
Since its inception America has fostered the discrimination and segregation of races not considered to be “white”. Our country, while distilling in many the value of individual freedom, was ultimately built by slave labor and the decimation of native populations. The establishment and success of our economy have deep roots of white supremacy.
What Came Before...
We know that redlining did not just appear out of thin air; there is a substantial amount of influential and important history leading up to its inception.
Slavery, Indian Removal Act, Scientific Racism, Exclusionary Laws
Black Codes, Jim Crow, Ku Klux Klan, Sundown Towns
Second Rise of Ku Klux Clan, Racially Restrictive Deeds and Covenants, Anti-Black Sentiments