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Youth Media Tackles Redlining With A Graphic Comic Book

May 7, 2019

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.