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Baltimore's other red line

There are Red Lines and there are red lines. If Gov. Larry Hogan and the General Assembly are serious about boosting Baltimore's economy — particularly after the loss of the $2.9 billion Red Line light rail project — they need to do something about the other kind of "red lining," the practice raising car insurance prices for certain city neighborhoods based on race.

A nationwide study released last week by the Consumer Federation of America found good drivers living in predominantly African American ZIP codes are charged significantly more for car insurance than drivers with similar histories living in white neighborhoods. And what city generated the greatest...