CityLab Daily: How the Fair Housing Act Failed Black Homeowners

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Redlining persists: Today marks 50 years since Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in an effort to uproot redlining and other banking practices that fueled racial segregation. But those challenges still remain: African Americans and Latinos continue to be denied mortgages at far higher rates than whites in 61 metro areas.

Using the data from Reveal and other sources, CityLab has visualized how that discrimination manifests itself in two of those cities—

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