Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years

March 11, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Northeastern University’s Criminal Justice Task Force’s panel series, Confronting Racial Injustice. For more information, visit here.

In 2015, the Boston Federal Reserve found the median net worth for Black families in Boston was $8 versus $250,000 for white families, largely driven by the gap in home ownership. At the Criminal Justice Task Force panel discussion, Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years, community activists and urban planners discussed Boston’s history of redlining and discriminatory housing policies, the complicity of the banks and the real estate industry, the legacy of segregation and racial wealth disparity, and some specific actions we can take to address the inequities in home ownership.

Moderator: Adrian Walker, Columnist, The Boston Globe

Speakers: Lewis Finfer, Co-Director, Massachusetts Communities Action Network; Stephen Gray, Associate Professor of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Image courtesy of “Mapping Inequality”: Robert K. Nelson, LaDale Winling, Richard Marciano, Nathan Connolly, et al., “Mapping Inequality,” American Panorama, ed. Robert K. Nelson and Edward L. Ayers, accessed January 14, 2021, https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/

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