U.S. History of Housing Discrimination Still Tied to Heart Risks for Black Americans

From Everyday Health, Inc.

Redlined neighborhoods often tended to be high-poverty communities, and unfair lending practices often coincided with discrimination in employment and other aspects of life that could also negatively impact health, the researchers noted.

On top of this, redlining prevented Black families from passing accumulated wealth — in the form of a family home — on to subsequent generations, Mujahid says. Homeownership is one of the most common ways that families in the United States are able to move into the middle class and allow their children to achieve more financial success.

Even though redlining may technically be a thing of the past, structural racism and discrimination persist in contributing to worse health outcomes for Black people, several studies suggest.

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