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February Community Corner

Feb.24.2021

Historical racist land use planning in the United States has contributed to persistent residential segregation and ensuring inequity in the communities in which Black and Brown people live.   The racist roots of zoning practices began in the late 1800s in which the earliest goals of land use regulation were to explicitly accomplish racial segregation via zoning ordinances.  Racist land use policies remain today in the form of the exclusion and restriction of certain uses and density regulations. The podcast from Code Switch titled “Location! Location! Location!” provides an overview of how residential segregation is still shaping how we live.  

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December Community Corner: American Policing

Dec.03.2020

This year, after the appalling murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of the police, the country saw its most sustained protests since the civil rights era as well as calls to #DefundThePolice and #DefundTheNYPD. American Police from NPR’s Throughline tracks the birth and evolution of policing in America, from its roots in “slave patrols” through the KKK to today.

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October Community Corner

Nov.02.2020

As advocates for vulnerable and marginalized communities, we are committing to active anti-racism and inclusivity.  Each month, our Community Corner will highlight media focused on an overarching theme that helps us understand and interrupt white supremacy and other forms of oppression. We invite you on this journey with us wherever you may be in the process. Additionally, we will ask our community to make recommendations that we will highlight. You can make a recommendation here

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