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Redlining Redlining is the pattern of discrimination against people trying to buy homes in minority and racially changing neighborhoods. • Research finds that in twenty-five metropolitan areas, housing agents showed fewer housing units to Blacks and Latinos, steered them to minority neighborhoods, and gave them less assistance in finding housing that met their needs. Other recent studies reveal that lenders are more likely to turn down a mortgage request from a minority applicant than from an equally qualified White and that lenders give minority applicants far less assistance in filling out their forms. • People in predominantly minority neighborhoods have also found that service deliverers refuse
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Unformatted text preview: to go into their area. This service redlining covers everything from parcel deliveries to repair people to food deliveries. Environmental Racism • Environmental racism refers to the overwhelming likelihood that toxic-producing plants and toxic waste dumps are located where poor people, especially racial minorities, live. • The irony of the poor having to sacrifice to the most harmful environmental problems is that they are not the polluters—the affluent are. The wealthy drive excessively; travel in jet planes; have large, air-conditioned homes; consume large quantities of resources (conspicuous consumption); and have the most waste to dispose....
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