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