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A family walks towards Rochdale Village housing co-op and complex in Queens on April 28, 2022. (NPR/Cassandra Geraldo) Cassandra Giraldo/Cassandra Giraldo hide caption

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Interstate 405 cuts through neighborhoods near the Los Angeles International Airport, seen here in 2017. A new study found links between modern urban air pollution and historical redlining at the national level. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Federal housing policies created after the Depression ensured that African-Americans and other people of color were left out of the new suburban communities — and pushed instead into urban housing projects, such as Detroit's Brewster-Douglass towers. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America

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Overlapping maps of the five boroughs of New York were combined in "Mapping Inequality," to show redlining across the entire city. Mapping Inequality/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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