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A “redlining” map of Richmond, Virginia, from 1937 produced by the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation used to appraise home values and neighborhoods.
To lessen and reverse the pandemic's effects on Black families' income and wealth, consciously consider the persistent effects of the country’s legacy of human trafficking, bondage, and disadvantage. 
Jessica Armijo distributes food and packages of donated goods to people in need outside the Pan Y Cafe in Chelsea, Massachusetts on April 14, 2020.
Tracking which households are most affected could assist policymakers in targeting their efforts and ensuring an equitable recovery for all.
Aerial view of a city
Communities need to dismantle exclusionary barriers and rebalance spending to invest more equitably across neighborhoods.
Understanding the disproportionate unemployment risk facing Latinx people can inform strategies to help workers hit hardest by the COVID-19 employment crisis.
To help them through the current crisis, immediate efforts to increase access to jobs and prevent unsustainable increases in debt will be particularly beneficial.
Hispanic homebuyers contributed significantly to the post-2007 housing recovery, but the Hispanic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis may not be as robust.
COVID-19 has given us even more clarity about our society’s racial inequities.
Policymakers and public officials can take steps to mitigate the spread of racism and xenophobia, prevent further misinformation, and support vulnerable communities.
A new report explores promising approaches to closing racial economic opportunity gaps.
By naming what creates and maintains racial disparities, we can challenge harmful narratives.

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