Racial & Economic Equity, Not Market, Should Be North Star of Local Budget Policy


A racial equity assessment of Baltimore city capital (construction) projects showed disparate treatment of neighborhoods. Breaking this historic grip of redlining means putting people, not profit in the driver's seat of development policy.   Our op-ed, published in the Baltimore Sun, points to a strategic use of capital funds,directing projects and jobs to neighborhoods that were created by racial and economic discrimination and that have been ignored by private investors since.