Why It’s Time To Talk About Banking While Black

Essence | February 28, 2021

This country has a long history of environmental racism—and it’s been funded by our nation’s big banks. 

Many of the most pressing climate justice issues for communities of color today can be traced back to the decades-long practice by banks and insurers that segregated America by concentrating Black homeowners in undesirable neighborhoods, preventing Black-owned businesses from getting loans, and engaging in predatory lending practices.