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Racism

September 1, 2019, 9am PDT
What do traffic safety and gun violence have in common? A lot, as it turns out. In both cases, hard-hit neighborhoods tend to have suffered from historical disinvestment along racial lines.
Brookings
April 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
Current Texas law grants state representatives significant power over whether affordable developments receive federal tax credits. Controversially, several representatives have proposed the reduction of their own authority in that regard.
Next City
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Curbed Seattle
March 6, 2019, 12pm PST
The legal history of the United States is full of laws designed to exclude and segregate the racialized other. This reading list recommends scholarship that sheds light on that history.
Places Journal
February 1, 2019, 11am PST
In the state that’s the most deadly for pedestrians, black pedestrians are 72% more likely to be the victims of a car crash than whites.
Florida Courier
November 20, 2018, 12pm PST
According to a series of studies, white people have a blindness for seeing the black middle class in neighborhoods—even if they don't display other forms of racial animus.
Slate
September 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opened in April, are worthy memorials to one of the nation's greatest tragedies, according to this review.
The Dallas Morning News
August 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Heavy fines on cars without city stickers have fueled a spike in bankruptcies in Chicago, especially in black neighborhoods like Lawndale and Englewood where households received many times more tickets than households in white neighborhoods.
ProPublica
March 19, 2018, 5am PDT
A new study shows that these groups exist in around 10 percent of counties, and those counties are scattered across all 50 states.
CityLab
March 8, 2018, 8am PST
White flight gets described as a symptom of the racism of the mid- to late-20th century, but a new study finds evidence that it's still rampant and suggests that it's a sign of contemporary prejudice.
Pacific Standard
February 7, 2018, 2pm PST
Urbanist and advocate Kristen Jeffers decries the thinly veiled racism underlying complaints about D.C.'s dockless bikeshare program.
Greater Greater Washington
January 20, 2018, 1pm PST
A new interactive maps brings a visual reality to the scale of displacement effected by urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s.
Chicago Magazine
January 16, 2018, 8am PST
A new book describes segregation as a cycle of social structuring: segregation begets segregation.
Pacific Standard
May 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Pro-housing activists in San Francisco are blamed for displacement of vulnerable communities because they support luxury housing developments. A report from the independent progressive website, Truthout, ties YIMBYs to the "alt-right."
Truthout
February 19, 2017, 5am PST
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
NPR
February 8, 2017, 9am PST
The editors of a new book on displacement in New York argue that the city's historical record of exclusionary zoning carries over into the present. Urbanist concepts in vogue today simply rehash old divides.
CityLab
Feature
January 18, 2017, 8am PST
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
December 6, 2016, 6am PST
Rules protecting minorities' access to housing have been strengthened under the Obama administration. That progress could be lost under a HUD Secretary who opposes Fair Housing altogether.
CityLab
October 20, 2016, 6am PDT
The Mapping Inequality website documents how the liberal ideals of the New Deal devolved into discrimination and inequality.
National Geographic
October 12, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the few mentions of cities during the second presidential debate came when Donald Trump described the states of "inner cities" in the country. The explanation didn't sit well with some experts.
The New York Times