More than Fighting Redlining: The Origins of The Greenlining Institute

More than Fighting Redlining: The Origins of The Greenlining Institute

I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles – Watts — a child of Mexican immigrants. We used to jokingly call it Hollywatts. So I saw first-hand what it was like to live in a community that had been victimized by redlining. My parents didn’t speak English, so I did all the translating for them. My parents always taught me that we should help people, so they’d bring people by the house and I would translate for them. We always had that tradition of service. I also saw tragedy. My brother was shot in a drive-by shooting and didn’t have health insurance, so he was bounced around by…
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