US Neighborhoods Still Divided, Contributes to Racial Inequality

By | July 20, 2016

While legal segregation in the United States ended decades ago, many American cities, such as Kansas City, Missouri, St. Louis, and Chicago are still divided. It can be hard to alleviate racial tensions and prevent racial discrimination in major cities where segregation is very much apparent. New census data has shown black-white segregation is slightly declining in large cities, but remains high. Some cities instituted discriminatory practices in the 1930s that prevented many blacks from accessing property in certain areas. Decades have passed since minorities were routinely denied mortgages based on strict home loan guidelines, but integration rates remain low. The practice was known as ‘redlining’ and unfortunately, racial prejudice and housing and loan discrimination still exist. Attorneys against discrimination may be able to help if your civil rights have been violated. In employment, race discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee unfavorably because of their race or because of personal characteristics associated with that race. Workers experiencing harassment and/or discrimination from their employer can contact a labor lawyer or law firm in their area to better understand their rights and protections.

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35255835

Source: By Rajini Vaidyanathan; From BBC News