Youth Media Tackles Redlining With A Graphic Comic Book
Fresno’s racial history includes the practice of redlining, which started in the 1930s and reinforced residential segregation by preventing people of color from getting loans. It created a huge social inequality gap that continues to play out in terms of access to healthy food, affordable housing, transportation and schools. In our studio we have the creators of a new graphic comic book called “How Did We Get Here?” that tells the story of these discriminatory policies. Johnsen Del Rosario is the writer and Jarrett Ramones is the illustrator -- both of them are members of the youth media organization called The kNOw.