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Sep 26, 2017

"Much of Baltimore’s subsequent urban decay can be traced to the exploitative practices that blockbusters introduced," writes Antero Pietila

Sep 26, 2017

and/or land installment contracts that allowed the seller to take back possession of the house if the buyer missed a payment.

Sep 26, 2017

that financing often came along with exorbitant interest rates,

Sep 26, 2017

oh also! banks wouldn’t provide traditional mortgage financing to blacks, so they were dependent on blockbusters’ financing, too

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