Medium: In Atlantic City, the Legacy of Segregation and Redlining Endures

Medium, November 14, 2019: In Atlantic City, the Legacy of Segregation and Redlining Endures

Redlining left a legacy of segregation and inequality. According to a study by The National Community Reinvestment Coalition:

[T]wo thirds of the neighborhoods deemed “hazardous” are inhabited, typically by Blacks and Latinos [today], researchers found. Cities with more such neighborhoods have significantly greater economic inequality. On the flip side, 91% of areas classified as “best” in the 1930s remain middle- to upper-income today, and 85% of them are still predominantly white.

There is no “past” effect of redlining, as the effect of its impact is clear today.

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