Study finds that race and redlining is correlated with modern-day pollution

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2022
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Lorin Eleni Gill/Associated Press

A study published in the Environmental Science & Technology Letters journal draws connections between race, historical redlining dating back to the 1930s and modern-day pollution. The study found that neighborhoods redlined in the 1930s tend to have higher pollution levels.

The study based its findings off of three main data points:

  • Redlining statistics.
  • 2010 pollution levels.
  • Demographics.
  • Study findings: Through this data, researchers found that “communities of color in the United States are systematically exposed to higher levels of air pollution.”
  • “We explore here how redlining, a discriminatory mortgage appraisal practice from the 1930s by the federal
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