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March 3, 2023

SCJ Undergrads Gorgievska, Mwaura Publish Paper: Redlining in America

Redlining in America: How an Entire Country Failed to Break Through the Shackles of Political and Economic Racism 80 Years Later

Kristina Gorgievska

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Senior – Major: Criminal Justice, Minor: Legal Studies

Yvonne Mwaura

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Senior – Major: Criminal Justice, Minor: Legal Studies

Date Written: September 7, 2022

Abstract

Redlining has been a concept that historians have taught for over eighty years. It is defined as “a discriminatory practice that puts services (financial and otherwise) out of reach for residents of certain areas based on race or ethnicity” (Hayes, 2021). The government-outlined maps, separating Black and White families in the mid-1940s, have caused an ongoing discriminatory problem in America that has been overlooked. Political leaders and government organizations have pushed the agenda of dividing people for the past eighty years. Redlining in America has led to an economic decline and societal racism that continues to grow every day. The concept that Black and White families must be separated has broken society in half, and yet powerful figureheads have continued to spread this racist ideology.

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