COVID-19 and the 'race tax'

A map created by agents of the federal government's Home Owners' Loan Corporation between 1935 and 1940. Neighborhoods that received the highest grades were considered minimal risks for banks and other mortgage lenders who determined who should receive loans and what areas were considered safe investments. HOLC agents wrote of Garfield Park at the time: "This is a mediocre district threatened with negro encroachment east of Sacramento Avenue." | Courtesy Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America
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