Boston Globe: 'Redlining never really went away': Black Rhode Islanders still face racism when buying a home

While 62 percent of all Rhode Islanders owned a home in 2019, only 34 percent of Black Rhode Islanders did, according to a newly published report by Brown University researchers.

By Alexa Gagosz Globe Staff

Updated March 10, 2022, 4:10 p.m.

PROVIDENCE — The day after Thanksgiving in 2011, Diana Garlington got a call that would cause her world to crumble. Her daughter, Esscence, who had plans to one day become a lawyer, was stopped at a traffic light in Providence when a car came up beside her and opened fire. Esscence, 21, was killed. She was not the target and the gunman was never caught.

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