Gregory D. Squires is Professor of Sociology and a member of the Urban Studies Program faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is co-author of Chicago: Race, Class, and the Response to Urban Decline (Temple).
Redlining To Reinvestmentby Gregory Squires
After decades of suffering redlining and disinvestment by financial institutions, many communities have learned to fight back successfully. In more than seventy U.S. cities, over 300 community-based organizations have negotiated at least eighteen billion dollars in reinvestment commitments in recent years. In original essays, well-known community activists and activist academics tell the stories of some of the most successful reinvestment campaigns in Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, and California.
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