Discrimination

February 1, 2017, 1pm PST
Two studies bear out the idea that Black people face continued discrimination in transportation. They drive cautiously to avoid discriminatory traffic enforcement, and they're less likely to get picked up by rideshare.
City Observatory
January 26, 2017, 5am PST
Some malls across the country have taken to enforcing bans on unaccompanied minors to quell potential trouble, but in California the bans are raising issues of civil libertiies.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
January 18, 2017, 8am PST
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
October 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
Facebook's advertising platform might run afoul of the Fair Housing Act of 1968—a reminder of the risks as new business models gain traction on the Internet.
ProPublica
September 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
In an effort to curb the culture of discrimination enabled on its platform, Airbnb will roll out new features to ensure better service for minorities.
Vox
August 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Discrimination has always been a threat as landlords consider new tenants, but now there's new technology to potentially exacerbate the problem.
Quartz
August 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The federal government has decided that a policy recently approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would have the exact opposite effect of its intentions.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 3, 2016, 9am PDT
A $4.7 billion regional transportation plan died at the hands of suburban interests around Detroit last week. An op-ed describes the action as the same kind of racial disharmony that defined the mid- and late-20 century.
Detroit Free Press
July 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The challenges of bridging the digital divide are exacerbated by the racist legacies of previous infrastructure systems, according to a recent presentation to the New York Regional Plan Association.
RPA Lab
May 12, 2016, 9am PDT
While the Justice Department and North Carolina duke it out over proper access to bathrooms, many places, including the White House, have designed gender-neutral bathrooms that address many of the problems associated with sex-segregated bathrooms.
The New York Times
October 29, 2015, 5am PDT
Drawing on a distinction between equality and equity, Rick Jacobus argues that so-called 'poor doors' are a necessary compromise to promote affordable housing and neighborhood integration.
Rooflines
March 19, 2014, 5am PDT
Many New Jersey residents are waiting for state aid to help them rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. But not everyone is receiving a fair share of recovery funds. How will Governor Chris Christie respond?
Rooflines
March 13, 2013, 1pm PDT
Published to coincide with International Women’s Day 2013, Nicky Rackard has proffered a list of the 10 female architects most deserving of acclaim from historians. Add your comments to the active discussion responding to the article.
Arch Daily
February 18, 2013, 9am PST
With women making up only 21 percent of the Britain's registered architects, a percentage far lower than other professions, "insidious" discrimination is common in the field, writes Andrew Hough. Is this harming the nation's built environment?
The Telegraph
August 11, 2011, 1pm PDT
Lancaster, California has experienced a surge of Section 8 renters, and they are facing discrimination from residents and city officials, Jennifer Medina reports for The New York Times.
The New York Times
June 20, 2011, 5am PDT
In this post from <em>Reason</em>, Tim Cavanaugh joins the debate over preservation holding back the city, and argues that land use regulations have a wholesale negative impact on the city.
Reason
May 31, 2010, 9am PDT
As part of his series about walking across Los Angeles, writer Ryan Bradley delves into the complicated and controversial relationship between race and transit in the city.
Good
April 6, 2010, 7am PDT
Thanks in part to federal grants, wheelchair-accessible taxi service is available in most major American cities - San Francisco, L.A., Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., but not in Philadelphia, where the issue is stalled in the statehouse.
Philadelphia Daily News
December 29, 2009, 1pm PST
GIS maps are being used to identify where communities need services -- and whether some communities are victims of municipal discrimination.
Miller-McCune
January 7, 2009, 10am PST
Eleven Amish families have sued their own town for religious discrimination in its building code.
Chicago Tribune