(redlining) segregated racial and ethnic minorities into neighborhoods deemed “hazardous” by lending institutions, crippling access to capital investment that could improve housing and economic fortunes.
During the 1930s and 1940s, that meant a black, Asian, Latino or Jewish family in Seattle trying to buy a house in a predominantly white community could encounter this sort of language on housing covenants written by the South Seattle Land Company, a prominent developer at the time: “No part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any person of the Ethiopian [Black], Malay, Hebrew [Jewish] or any Asiatic race.”
With "Warren Pope: Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines,"an exhibition running through Sept. 8 at the Northwest African American Museum, the West Seattle artist says he yearns to expose how the residue of his city's historically discriminatory housing policies leak...
When Republicans put forward unrealistic tax and budget proposals, they waive away projected deficits by improbably claiming that economic growth will cover the massive shortfall. When Democrats are in power, they treat “pay fors” and budget balancing as paramount and CBO analyses as sacrosanct. And whenever a progressive figure like Bernie Sanders steps outside the neoliberal budgetary consensus, elected Democrats and liberal pundits join conservatives to smack down their proposals as “unrealistic.”
"The four GOP representatives have raked in campaign cash from some of the biggest corporations peddling fossil fuels, including Koch Industries, Duke Energy, Chevron and ExxonMobil."