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Credit scores (3)

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) (1)

In a law review article in Suffolk University Law Review by Lisa Rice and Deidre Swesnik, the authors write that

Our current credit-scoring systems have a disparate impact on people and communities of color. These systems are  rooted in our long history of housing discrimination and the dual credit market that resulted from it. Moreover, many credit-scoring mechanisms include factors that do not just assess the risk characteristics of the borrower; they also  reflect the riskiness of the environment in which a consumer is utilizing credit, as well as the riskiness of the types of products a consumer uses.