A Century of Housing Discrimination and its Legacy of Health Impacts Today
Richard Tolin, MD, FACP
August 13, 2021
Dr. Tolin is a retired gastroenterologist, having practiced and served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Paoli Hospital in the Philadelphia suburbs. He became a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps in 2017 and has given over 30 climate related presentations, many pertaining to health impacts.
Dr. Tolin reviews the history of housing discrimination going back to the New Deal, federally mandated segregation, and racist lending requirements, discriminatory zoning, taxation, and land development. Then he explains the impact of consequent housing patterns on the health of the victims and their descendants as well as offer strategies of mitigation and redress.