This article, excerpted from a talk, originally appeared in Community Investments, a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Lending in the inner city takes desire, commitment, focus, resources, and an affirmative lending program, which is designed around the diversity in the customs of the cultures you will serve. Believe me, this is much more than merely having a "fair lending policy."

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