Public Program, Online Event, Conversation, Racial Injustice Series Confronting Racial Injustice: Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years 11 March 2021.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:00PM This is an online program Lew Finfer, Massachusetts Community Action Network; Stephen Gray, Harvard Graduate School of Design; and moderator Adrian Walker, Boston Globe Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Winter_2021/1611a446784b4602bd7f217d835770c1.jpg

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In 2015, the Boston Federal Reserve found the median net worth for Black families in Boston was $8, in stark contrast to $250,000 for white families. This discrepancy is largely driven by the gap in home ownership. Join community activists and urban planners as they discuss Boston’s history of redlining and discriminatory housing policies, the complicity of the banks and the real estate industry, and the consequent legacy of segregation and racial wealth disparity. We will also identify some specific actions we can take to address the inequities in home ownership.


Adrian Walker, Columnist, The Boston Globe


Lewis Finfer, Co-Director, Massachusetts Communities Action Network; Stephen Gray, Associate Professor of Urban Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design



Image courtesy of "Mapping Inequality":

Robert K. Nelson, LaDale Winling, Richard Marciano, Nathan Connolly, et al., “Mapping Inequality,” American Panorama, ed. Robert K. Nelson and Edward L. Ayers, accessed January 14, 2021,