Segregation Had to Be Invented

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:

  1. Powerful people have retained their power by conning  white folks into being hateful towards people of color since the dawn of America.
  2. Sometimes it’s nice to remember that segregation was man made- because that means it can also be man-unmade. (right?)

 

Two Speed Recovery: Detroit and Beyond

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.

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