Race Discrimination is NOW

Feb. 25-  Today most people denounce racism.  Personally and publicly,  most people exercise a ‘color blind’ policy.  This then translates into a certain kind of tired denunciation when other raise ‘racism’ as a continuing evil to be dealt with.  “I never had no slave.  My daddy never had no slaves. In fact, some of my ancestors fought to FREE the slaves”.

It seems like race discrimination should be over and done with.  And, to be sure, there have been real strides made towards a more just society.  But if you think the sins of the past are not still haunting us and lurking in our day to day lives,  …think again.  A couple of years ago we posted here a national study on how race was reflected in sentencing for criminal convictions.  It was shocking.

Today we are posting a link to an amazing work to show the impact of ‘redlining’ which is one (but not the only) factor in how past race discrimination  impacts current life.

For most families,  wealth and material security are in the first place bound up in one’s home.  Wealth passes from generation to generation via handing down of real property.  But,  what if your family’s real property, because of your family’s race,  was devalued as a policy in the past? Image result for ruined neighborhood What if that devaluation started a relentless spiral downward?   Here is a site that demonstrates how it is a harder life for you today…if you come from a black family in ‘certain parts of down’ in the 1930’s.

REDLINING  

 

Congratulations to Joshua Poe who developed this project.

“Local urban planner Joshua Poe has developed the interactive story map entitled “Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class and Real Estate.” This tool illustrates the ways that redlining has affected housing development, disinvestment and lending patterns in Louisville since the 1930s. By layering data sets such as vacant properties, building permits and property values, the map shows how the intentional redlining that was devised in the 1930s has had consequences that are evident still today.”-

 

Here is the LouisvilleKY.gov article on this important issue:

City begins community conversation to combat redlining

 

8 comments for “Race Discrimination is NOW

  1. February 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Wow. What a lovely project.
    TIL about Busing in Louisville.
    Nice find G.

    • Southern Belle
      April 23, 2017 at 12:33 am

      YMC is young and is learning…..
      “SnowPerson” is a victim of the Libs…….
      The Mighty Goliath is emerging, but will not fully attain the
      “Total Jeffersonville Cultural Emergence” from the Silver Creek Red Barn
      until the Midnight Séance at Greaser’s Grave is conducted …..

      The smart Curmudgeon’s daddy is a Real Bad Ass….

      The Biker Dude can teach Obama,
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      Lisa is VERY wise.

      IF a PATRIOT is to fully comprehend the ‘Evil Deep Socialist State”
      and its power over Americans, and subsequently begin to “Constitutionally Resist”
      one must first comprehend
      Country Joe and the Fish:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oArU8SqjZM0

      Turn it on. Turn it up. Learn!
      The Donald Rocks!

  2. Curse of Lono
    April 23, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Wow….way cool!
    The “Evil Communist Deep State”
    must be feel the Patriotic Resistance just like in 1969…..

  3. Curese of Lono
    April 23, 2017 at 12:41 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPauXWjY4T8

    Resist the ‘Deep State Communists’ just like before….
    We can Change the World.
    Again.

  4. 'Hood
    May 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    GAW Tech-no-crats:
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    Meanwhile, as the Summer of 2017 looms in Great Again Jeffersonville, watch and listen to :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvUQcnfwUUM

  5. Southern Belle
    May 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970
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  6. 'Hood
    May 22, 2017 at 10:53 pm

  7. 'Hood
    May 22, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Road Trip!
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