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A Brief History of Racism in Redlining

Redlining [red-lahy-ning]: noun: a discriminatory practice by which banks, insurance companies, etc., refuse or limit loans, mortgages, insurance, etc., within specific geographic areas, especially inner-city neighborhoods. (via dictionary.com) The practice of redlining in cities across the United States, including Philadelphia, started with the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in […]

Cultural Preservation, Culture, Discrimination, Faculty, Human Rights, Identity, Language, Migration, Penn, Race

Past & Present: How Literature Informs Social Justice

“If you only read the kind of literature that reaffirms your preconceived ideas, then you end up in this very circular process—one in which you’re looking at art, literature for confirmation of preconceptions that you already have.” – Professor Lydie Moudileno Systems of privilege and social hierarchy don’t form overnight; […]