Monday, December 08, 2008

Subprime Mortgages And Civil Rights

Subprime Mortgages And Civil Rights

The manner with which mortgage companies peddled subprime loans to low-income people of color has been called reverse redlining, an inversion of the racially discriminatory real estate practices prevalent in urban America through the better part of the 1960s. And just like 40 years ago, an organization of community groups is charging that financial institutions violated civil rights in their quest to generate wealth. This time, the target is two bond rating agencies that assuaged investor concerns about the tenuous mortgages bundled and sold around the world as mortgage-backed securities. Via the Los Angeles Times:

You Can Read The Whole Article Here: http://progressillinois.com/2008/12/05/subprime-mortgages-civil-rights

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