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The Sum of Us & The True Cost of Racism. Heather McGhee: Redlining: Tampa Area

Book read for the Hillsborough Community College chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs

Redlining in the Tampa Bay area

Heather McGhee discusses redlining  - i.e. discriminatory banking practices that denied loans to b racial and ethnic minorities.  See below for a few items that discuss the practice in the Tampa Bay area.  See the redlining Wikipedia article for an overview. 


A Few Items on Redlining in the  Tampa Bay area

Domonoske, Camila. (2016, October 19).  Interactive redlining map zooms in on America's history of discrimination.  NPR.  [Describes an interactive map that shows redlined areas. Links to map include Tampa and St Petersburg]

LeFever, Bailey. (2021, December 13).  Structural racism has long been a part of St. Petersburg. City Council is ready to help change that. WUSF Public Media. 

Locke, Dexter H., Billy Hall, J. Morgan Grove, Steward TA Pickett, Laura A. Ogden, Carissa Aoki, Christopher G. Boone, and Jarlath PM O’Neil-Dunne. (2021). Residential housing segregation and urban tree canopy in 37 US Cities." npj: Urban Sustainability  1, no. 1 (2021): 1-9.  [open access - see “download PDF” button to read the entire article]  

Richardson, Jason (2012).. The Effect of Mortgage Liberalization on Housing Patterns in Tampa Bay. University of South Florida, [Masters Thesis] 

Schnur, James Anthony. (1996). "An Overcast Forecast in the 'Sunshine City': Segregation and Inequality in St. Petersburg, Florida, before 1960."  [Transcript of lecture ] 

U. S. Attorney's Office. Middle District of Florida. Department of Justice.  (2021, October 22).  Justice Department announces new initiative to combat redlining.