People of color continue to be denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts.
We spent a year analyzing 31 million mortgage records, employing techniques used by leading academics, which control for nine economic and social factors. We found a troubling pattern of denials for African Americans, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans across the country.
People of color have struggled for equal access to loans for decades. Join Reveal host Al Letson for a visual overview of how our findings fit into this larger history.
Gabriel Hongsdusit is a former design and visuals editor at Reveal, standardizing and developing Reveal's design and visual language. Previously, Hongsdusit was the design apprentice for the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) Labs, where he worked on the visual design, branding and illustration for nonprofit news organizations such as Chicago Reporter, Mississippi Today and Rivard Report, as well as for INN itself. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's in Linguistics and Mandarin Chinese.
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Cristina Kim is the collaborations and engagement manager at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. She develops creative on-the-ground campaigns around Reveal's investigations, and works with local newsrooms via Reveal Labs to build capacity for engagement and investigative journalism. Previously, Kim was an oral historian at UC Berkeley's Oral History Center. Before that, she managed StoryCorps' library programs, where she initiated and oversaw a large-scale recording project in partnership with public and tribal libraries. She holds a master's in American Studies from Brown University and Columbia University and a bachelor's in Latin American & Latino Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
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