Causes Of Poverty Affecting Blacks And Latino

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The reason we think of poverty affecting only Blacks and Latino/ as in America is because of the double jeopardy, or a dual disadvantage for children who are both poor and African American or Latino. These segregated communities of concentrated poverty are the direct result of postwar policies such as redlining, when banks refused to lend money to white people living in neighborhoods with African Americans or Latinos, encouraging them to flee central cities. Programs like the GI Bill enabled many white families to buy homes with little or no money down and in some cases pay less to move into a newly constructed home than to remain in an urban area. Thus, whites who could receive mortgages in new suburban developments moved away, leaving people
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