A Kentucky coal company, Berkeley Energy Group, announced this week that it is building a solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop removal coal mine in an effort to bring jobs to former coal country.
The Atlantic published an article about the history of segregation in our cities titled Segregation Had to be Invented.
It is especially interesting to us for two reasons:
- Powerful people have retained their power by conning white folks into being hateful towards people of color since the dawn of America.
- Sometimes it’s nice to remember that segregation was man made- because that means it can also be man-unmade. (right?)
The New York Times published a piece investigating the recovery of Detroit, outlining the two distinct worlds the city’s recovery has created and exacerbated. But this story isn’t exclusive to Detroit. As American cities bounce back from the recession, two very separate worlds are taking hold in cities all across the nation. Whether you’re in Washington, DC, San Francisco, or Columbus, Ohio it is clear that not everyone in our recovering cities are actually recovering.