Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Historic inequity of redlining
in Twin Cities real estate
Kevin Ehrman-Solberg is co-founder of the Mapping Prejudice project and a graduate student in the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota. He will speak on the inequity of historic redlining in Twin Cities real estate.
Research shows what communities of color have known for decades. Structural barriers stopped people of color from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.
In Minneapolis, these restrictions served as powerful obstacles for people seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans.
Contemporary white residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis.
This history has been willfully forgotten. Mapping Prejudice was created to shed new light on these historic practices. We cannot address the inequities of the present without an understanding of the past.
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Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Midland Hills Country Club
Lambda Alpha International (LAI) is the global network for distinguished professionals in all fields related to land economics and the use and development of land. LAI is committed to promoting best practices and making a difference in our communities. The 2,000-plus international members of LAI make valuable connections locally and with peers worldwide. The Minnesota Chapter offers thought-provoking programs and activities with top speakers, relevant forums and networking events.