redlining

noun
red·​lin·​ing | \ ˈred-ˌlī-niŋ \

Legal Definition of redlining

1 : the illegal practice of refusing to offer credit or insurance in a particular community on a discriminatory basis (as because of the race or ethnicity of its residents) — compare reverse redlining
2 : the practice of showing changes to a draft of a document by marking with red lines

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“Redlining.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/redlining. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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