The construction of segregated neighborhoods designed by the government of the United States severely impacts our communities in present day America. It is often assumed that these neighborhoods are the result of neglect, when in fact they were designed to receive a low-quality living environment and fewer financial growth opportunities. The imposition of invisible redlines in these neighborhoods have not only created geographical boundaries of where people can live, but also have defined the social boundaries of healthcare available to them. The following paper is an investigation of how the practice of redlining living spaces also impacts health outcomes 90 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the practice.
Maria Garcia Pantoja is a senior majoring in Criminal Studies with a minor in Psychology. She is from Guanajuato, Mexico and has been residing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina since she came to the U.S. with her family. She is a member of the Sigma Chi Nu chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society at Salem. Post graduation, she plans on continuing her studies to work towards having a PhD in criminology and wants to follow her career goal of working in the FBI as a behavioral analyst.