- Sep 26, 2018
- SL Rez
There's to a certain degree another reason, which stays relevant until today: redlining. In case you never heared it this means the practice on how in the growing US new residential areas were created: areas with increased risk for insurances or crimes were marked red on the map.
Typically those were areas with mainly minorities, so black people, hispanics and so on. Those areas often had less access to health care, credits and all other stuff you need, meaning if you were born there basically it meant that you were born poor and staid that way.
Since schools are also funded by property taxes, the schools for such quarters were typically quite badly funded because the property there was much less valuable than areas where mostly white people were living.
In other words such red lined areas are more or less nothing else than state planned ghettos.
Although since 1968 and finally 1970s there have been acts against that practice, the old areas are still existent and are still hurting the people living there regardless it was banned over 50 years ago.