Friday, August 25, 2006

polar donkey: The "C", Banks, and the African American Community

polar donkey: The "C", Banks, and the African American Community

Frank has a terrific post about how the lack of financial institutions hurts the ability of people in low-income areas to build wealth and resources; he even has a map showing the areas where there are and AREN'T banks.

Redlining is evil, and Frank has had a series of posts about this, please read this one to start!

2 comments:

pissedoffdemocrat said...

Well of course bonehead. Banks have to open where a profit can be made. Why don't YOU try to open a liquor store for Mormons or a pork bbq restaurant in a Hassidic neighborhood?

HopelessHeartsDept said...

You think that's bad? We haven't been able to have a pizza delivered in Binghampton since the early 90's? That's a damn shame. Brotha tries to get some Pizza Hut, has to drive five blocks. When is this bastardly slight against humanity going to swept away?