Even accounting for factors lenders said would explain disparities, people of color are denied mortgages at significantly higher rates than White people.
Lauren Kirchner is an investigative reporter at The Markup. She writes about the intersection between government and technology and how the use of data in decisions affects us all, particularly the most vulnerable. She previously worked at ProPublica, where she was part of the team of reporters and programmers who were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for their “Machine Bias” series.
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