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Evidence of Fraud as a weapon of white supremacy in Black communities

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Hogan's Vally - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hogans-alley

Excerpt taken from the source above.

The first and only Black neighborhood in Vancouver was leveled due to "urban renewal."

"...the debate about Hogan’s Alley began to line up with the “urban renewal” paradigm of civic planning then originating in the United States (see Urban Reform). The concept of urban renewal in the US combined “slum clearance” with schemes in which interurban freeways were built and streetcar infrastructure dismantled. Typically, residents were relocated to experimental housing projects in such schemes. Cities enacting this model most often chose a Black neighbourhood or a Chinatown as areas for renewal ¾ in Vancouver, it was both. The justification for the building of a freeway exactly at the site of Hogan’s Alley and half of Chinatown was tied to the creation of two tower blocks in Strathcona: MacLean Park and the Raymur Social Housing Project. Both were to absorb the residents displaced by the freeway."

In short, they never built the freeway and in stead gutted the neighborhood.
Here's a short clip explaining what happened to Hogan's Alley.

Quote from Dave Rankin on July 6, 2020, 4:13 pm

Hogan's Vally - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hogans-alley

Excerpt taken from the source above.

The first and only Black neighborhood in Vancouver was leveled due to "urban renewal."

"...the debate about Hogan’s Alley began to line up with the “urban renewal” paradigm of civic planning then originating in the United States (see Urban Reform). The concept of urban renewal in the US combined “slum clearance” with schemes in which interurban freeways were built and streetcar infrastructure dismantled. Typically, residents were relocated to experimental housing projects in such schemes. Cities enacting this model most often chose a Black neighbourhood or a Chinatown as areas for renewal ¾ in Vancouver, it was both. The justification for the building of a freeway exactly at the site of Hogan’s Alley and half of Chinatown was tied to the creation of two tower blocks in Strathcona: MacLean Park and the Raymur Social Housing Project. Both were to absorb the residents displaced by the freeway."

In short, they never built the freeway and in stead gutted the neighborhood.
Here's a short clip explaining what happened to Hogan's Alley.
https://youtu.be/ANX5kYh-8dc

Question - Is it true that Canada does not collect data by race? If that is false, where do we find more data on Black lives in Canada?

Jacksonville / Florida / U.S.

Evidence:

According to Bloomberg CityLab, "mortgage approvals and home values in black neighborhoods look the same as they did decades ago, before the passage of the landmark fair housing law." The Fair Housing Act that was passed in 1968 was supposed to prohibit discrimination when selling, renting, and financing housing but banks using these maps show otherwise. LaVilla and Sugar Hill were affluent black neighborhoods in the early 20th century. However, the HOLC (Home Owners' Loan Corporation) deemed them as hazardous areas. Because of this, traditional lenders would not give loans to people living in these areas. Many years later, this is still in effect in the same exact areas. If you look at the map, you can see how it is color-coded. The locations in red, labeled as "hazardous", are mainly occupied by black residents. Then, looking at the other map, you see how there is a high proportion of black residents and a relatively low proportion of conventional mortgages per 1,000 housing units.

Link to the article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-11/50-years-after-the-fair-housing-act-redlining-persists#:~:text=The%20red%20areas%20delineated%20places,are%20made%20in%20the%20city.

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@asad-malik Question - Is it true that Canada does not collect data by race? If that is false, where do we find more data on Black lives in Canada?

For countless number of years this was evident and in some practices it still doesn't. For instance, I don't think there is any data on housing whatsoever. The police was called out on there practices because of a few articles that were released, so they just started to collect race base data. The schools were not capturing any data for a while, til reports came out on how our young men and women started dropping out or getting suspended, then data came out. However,  there is a group The Federation of Black Canadians that is asking for race based data during Covid. So I guess that's a start.

There is also a book called Black Canadians by Joesph Mensah. This brother has collected an extensive amount of data to complete this work.

Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania/USA

*EVIDENCE OF REDLINING*

A play by play article about how the housing policies shaped the Pittsburgh city.

1937; local realtors created the " Residential Sercuirty Map" of Pittsburgh for the Home Owner's Loan Corporation. These realtors graded Pittsburgh neighborhoods according to a sharply prejudiced rubric, outlining poor, immigrant or black communities as “Definitely Declining” or “Hazardous” for investment.

1955; City council approves an urban renewal plan to raze the lower Hill District and replace it with the Civic Arena. The Urban Redevelopment Authority displaced about 8,000 people, mostly black residents, to other parts of the city, particularly East Liberty and Homewood. In addition to destroying a bustling business district, more than 1,000 homes.

2015: Residents at Penn Plaza Apartments in East Liberty recieved 90-day eviction notices, illustrating the insecurity of affordable housing in Pittsburgh.

Source: https://www.publicsource.org/how-housing-policy-over-the-last-century-has-made-pittsburgh-what-it-is-today/

 

Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania/USA

*Evidence of Redlining*

A play by play article on how housing policies over time shaped the city of Pittsburgh.

1937; Local realtors created the "Residential Security Map" of Pittsburgh for the Home Owners' Loan Corporation. These realtors graded Pittsburgh neighborhoods according to a sharply prejudiced rubric, outlining poor, immigrant or black communities as “Definitely Declining” or “Hazardous” for investment.

1955; City council approves an urban renewal plan to raze the the lower Hill District and replace it with the Civic Arena. The Urban Redevelopment Authority displaced about 8,000 people, mostly black residents, to other parts of the city, particularly East Liberty and Homewood. In addition to destroying a bustling business district, more than 1,000 homes.

Source: https://www.publicsource.org/how-housing-policy-over-the-last-century-has-made-pittsburgh-what-it-is-today/

 

Buffalo/NY/USA

I found a case of redlining that was settled in 2015. During the case, the prosecutors laid out evidence that the bank, Evanscorp since 2009, mapped out a “trade area” parts of metro Buffalo where they focused their lending. True to redlining, they excluded most of Buffalo’s East Side, which is predominantly Black.

Evidence: Details about the case can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/business/dealbook/evans-bank-settles-new-york-redlining-lawsuit.html

Brooklyn/ NewYork / USA

Evidence:

There are several people/families in Brooklyn that have been swindled out of the titles to their homes.  The home owners are lead to believe that the institution they are dealing with is helping them with financial assistance with their mortgages, etc.  Unfortunately, they end up signing papers that sign away the deeds to their homes.

The article attached focuses on Broadies Byas, a home owner in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn who was tricked into signing away her home for $120,000 even though it is worth about 1.2 million. The two men who deceived Ms. Byas were caught and arrested.  However, she is still waiting to get her title back from the government.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/nyregion/deed-theft-brooklyn.amp.html

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