Redlined tells story of one of the last white families in West Garfield Park | Lit Feature | Chicago Reader

Redlined tells story of one of the last white families in West Garfield Park 

Linda Gartz's memoir also offers some insight into the blindness of neighborhood residents to racial discrimination and disinvestment.

click to enlarge Linda Gartz, second from left, with her grandmother, parents, and siblings in 1953

Linda Gartz, second from left, with her grandmother, parents, and siblings in 1953

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Redlining is still alive and well, continuing to haunt communities that decades ago were denied access to home loan financing. A March report from the Neighborhood Community Reinvestment Coalition found that areas denied credit in the postwar period remain heavily disinvested in…

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