DAILYKENN.com --Paul Kersey recently published an op/ed reviewing black-on-black violence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His review was a response to an article in a Milwaukee newspaper that effectively blamed white people for black-on-black violence.
You may read Kearsy's review here ►
Apparently, the writer of the newspaper article presumed that redlining — a practice in which creditworthy neighborhoods were distinguished from poor credit neighborhoods by literally drawing red lines on a city map — are still in practice in principle today. And that, somehow, causes black people to shoot each other. (Incidentally, I've never seen an image of a red-lined map; though such items may have existed.)
Actually, the redlining practice is reversed. Redlining doesn't create violent neighborhoods. Rather, violent neighborhoods create red-lined maps. Apps have been devised that steer drivers around violent areas. Those areas may be colored dark blue on the virtual device. Th people who live in those neighborhoods are colored dark brown. One is virtual and blue while the other is literal and brown. Both colors indicate the same: A neighborhood that is wrought with violence and credit unworthiness.
You can accurately predict the color of the people in major metropolitan neighborhoods by viewing the color of the map, and vice versa.
Neighborhoodscout.com provides virtual maps for most municipalities in the USA. Coincidentally, black neighborhoods tend to be more violent than non-black neighborhoods. These maps could be considered 'redlining,' even though they are objective and unbiased. The software program that produces the maps has doesn't know the race of residents who comprise low, moderate, or high crime rate areas.
Is racial segregation the cause of elevated violence in black neighborhoods? Yes. If black neighborhoods were erased by evenly distributed blacks in white neighborhoods, there would be..