Thursday, March 30, 2017

Security

A nice interactive map displaying data from HOLC "security maps" of the 1930s.

https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining

It should not be surprising, but it is illuminating to read such blatant discrimination on seemingly mundane government reports.

"DETRIMENTAL INFLUENCES: Infiltration of colored residents. There are now about twelve families scattered over the area indicated"

"Infiltration of undesirables/dark Portuguese/Oriental store-keepers/Orientals: serious threat/subversive races exist"

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