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Blacks And Latinos Denied Mortgages At Rates Double Whites

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Jason Debruyn | WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
Nikitra Bailey

"We know as a nation that homeownership is really important and it's the way that most of us have built our wealth over time," said Nikitra Bailey, an executive vice president with the Center for Responsible lending who oversees the group's coalition building and constituent relations. "When you're not inside the marketplace because of these challenges, then you don't get that opportunity, so you remain on unequal footing. So this racial wealth gap grows over time as opposed to shrinking over time."