Racial segregation and redlining have left enduring scars on American cities, deeply impacting the socio-economics Black neighborhoods.

“From the early 20th century until today, the impact of racial segregation and redlining in American cities has been far-reaching and devastating for Black communities. By systematically denying financial services such as loans and insurance to these neighborhoods deemed “high-risk” because of race, redlining has perpetuated a cycle of poverty and limited opportunities for economic progress. This discriminatory practice has left an enduring mark on society, with visible disparities in wealth, education, and health outcomes still prevalent in predominantly Black neighborhoods.”

The consequences of racial segregation and redlining extend beyond economic disparities. Segregation enforced by discriminatory housing policies created isolated pockets of poverty, depriving residents of essential resources and opportunities for social mobility. Moreover, the concentration of poverty in segregated neighborhoods perpetuated cycles of disadvancement and neglect, exacerbating social problems such as crime, inadequate infrastructure, and limited access to healthcare and educational resources. These structural inequalities have entrenched racial divides and perpetuated systemic injustices, hindering efforts to achieve true equality and social cohesion.

Despite legislative efforts to address housing discrimination and promote fair lending practices, the legacy of racial segregation and redlining continues to shape the landscape of American cities. Generations of Black Americans have been denied the opportunity to build wealth through homeownership and have faced barriers to accessing quality education, employment, and healthcare. To address the enduring effects of these discriminatory practices, comprehensive strategies are needed to invest in marginalized communities, dismantle systemic barriers to opportunity, and promote inclusive policies that foster economic empowerment and social equity for all residents. Only through concerted efforts to rectify the injustices of the past can we build a more equitable and inclusive future for American cities.

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April 5, 2024 1:20 pm

Talha I really like how you start off the introduction with reasons why segregation impacts black communities. Then I love that you dive deeper into your thoughts and kinda explain details of why and how it affects our economy and society. The main thing I like is how you don’t use baby words, but expand your vocabulary. When I saw mature words you used, it really stuck out to me.

April 5, 2024 4:34 am

Talha, I like the way you began your introduction with a quote. Your writing effectively emphasizes the enduring effects of racial segregation and redlining on American cities, especially Black neighborhoods. You use clear and concise language to convey the complexity of these systemic issues. By providing historical context and addressing present-day implications, you underscore the urgency of tackling socio-economic disparities. Overall, your writing is informative, and engaging, and calls for meaningful action.

Charlie M
Charlie M
April 5, 2024 4:17 am

What caught my attention on this post was the title and the image. However, the writing itself is really interesting and well written. I like that you went beyond what the original reading was about and focused on housing and neighborhoods. I wonder what made you choose this photo for your post.

April 4, 2024 3:22 pm

You’ve made strong points that I fully agree with. Your writing is strong and encapsulates your passion for the topic successfully. I was drawn to your article because I’m curious about what influenced your decision to choose this cover photo.

Imisioluwa Josiah
April 4, 2024 3:20 pm

I like the use of penguins in your post. I also like how you talk about and approach the topic by picking out a lot of directions where the traffic Jam goes with jobs, regular transportation, and other things.

Tyrone Hill
April 4, 2024 2:52 pm

The title truly pulls me into this post. I like your style of writing and making me feel like I’m a part of the conversation. Racial segregation sucks. Your engaging tone creates a welcoming space for discussing this difficult topic. Thank you for addressing such an important issue with thoughtfulness and inclusivity.

April 4, 2024 2:21 pm

This piece sheds light on the long-lasting and harmful effects of racial segregation and redlining on Black communities in American cities, starting from a long time ago until now. It explains how unfair practices like redlining, which stopped Black neighborhoods from getting important things like loans and insurance, have kept Black people trapped in poverty and made it hard for them to do better. It’s important that we understand this history and work together to make things fairer for everyone, by investing in communities that have been left behind and making sure everyone has the same chances to succeed

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April 4, 2024 12:48 pm

The way the paragraphs are written reads like an article in a newspaper, very professional. The introduction paragraph really caught my attention as well, stating how this issue has existed ever since slavery ended, as if when one race issue goes away another pops up in our society. I also like the penguin.

Julianna Doroba
April 4, 2024 12:42 pm

The analysis through your writing is very thorough and you opened up with your evidence, which is eye opening and different; it caught my attention. I liked how you talked about different things regarding the issue, instead of just talking about one thing specifically. I was also surprised by the picture at the top, and wondered what the writing was about. What made you choose the picture?

April 4, 2024 12:38 pm

I really enjoyed reading through your writing, the vocabulary is quite stimulating. I wonder how you chose the subtopics of the writing and how they all tie into each other. But overall you cover a lot of material and the writing is very impressive, great work!

April 3, 2024 3:34 pm

I feel like your analysis of the impact of racial segregation and redlining on American cities is compelling and thorough. You effectively highlight the systemic injustices perpetuated by these discriminatory practices and their lasting consequences for Black communities. I appreciate your emphasis on the need for comprehensive strategies to address the enduring effects of segregation and redlining, advocating for investment in marginalized communities and the dismantling of systemic barriers to opportunity. One question I have is how can individuals actively contribute to advocating for these comprehensive strategies and promoting social equity in their communities? Overall, your piece offers valuable insights into the complex issues of racial inequality and the importance of collective action towards a more equitable future.

April 3, 2024 3:23 pm

I agree completely, the impact of racial segregation and redlining in Atlanta is undeniable. It’s not just about economic disparities; it’s about trying to create a fair and inclusive society where everyone has the chance to succeed. In order to make this happen, we need to invest in the poorer communities, break down economic barriers, and promote policies that ensure equal opportunities for all. By working together, we can build a brighter future where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. I chose to respond to this because of what does a penguin hav to do with a traffic jam?

April 3, 2024 2:55 pm

The title was what had me interested in this post. The way that you wrote this essay really shows how you wanted to get your point across as effectively as possible. I do heavily agree with everything you have stated within your essay.

Tyrone Hill
April 3, 2024 2:47 pm

The title truluy pulls me into this post. I like your style of writing and making me feel like I’m apart of the conversation. Racial segregation sucks

April 3, 2024 2:01 pm

racial segregation sucks

April 3, 2024 1:56 pm

You’re essay was extremely interesting to read and I think you wrote this really well. In my essay I believe I also spoke about housing discrimination so it was nice to see a different view on it. I do wonder why you chose your cover though? Not that it is necessarily bad I was just wondering why you chose that for this specific topic.

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