Redlining Today: How and Why Race Matters for Access to Wealth in Baltimore


When the federal government created color-coded maps in the 1930s, it defined areas desirable for investment using race and racial segregation as a criterion. Today, race is no longer a criterion, but the patterns of racially segregated investment and disinvestment set back then continue today.

How do these patterns continue to racialize access to wealth and well-being in Baltimore? How can these patterns be broken, and does government have an obligation to take the lead? Is there a way to do so without gentrification and displacement?

Prof. Cassandra Jones Havard, Prof. Audrey G. McFarlane, and Prof. Jaime F. Lee will address these issues.

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