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The Great American Wealth Divide

April 27, 8:00 am EDT - 6:30 pm EDT

We are privileged to have Dedrick Asante-Muhammad lead an evaluation and discussion of the great variance in wealth between the races here in America. Dedrick has studied and reported on this issue while serving in senior positions at a number of organizations including the NAACP and currently as the Chief of Race, Wealth, and Community at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC).

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April 27
8:00 am EDT - 6:30 pm EDT
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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