Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in Richard Rothstein lays out the reality of government-mandated segregation in “Color of Law” – Greater Greater Washington

2017.09.01 Scenes from Shaw, Washington, DC USA 8355
2017.09.01 Scenes from Shaw, Washington, DC USA 8355 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you for using my photographs to illustrate this piece on the impact of policies that promote segregation in our communities. I presume these photos from my collection have been chosen because they illustrate micro-segregation.

This particular place in Washington, DC accomodates multiple different communities, together, and separate – with a dog park, a play field, and a skateboard park, right next to each other. It is fascinating to watch and learn about. I posted previously about this here: Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra

I followed up by listening to a webinar hosted by @AmericaWalks featuring Rothstein, which you can listen to here:

2017.09.01 Scenes from Shaw, Washington, DC USA 8359
2017.09.01 Scenes from Shaw, Washington, DC USA 8359 (View on Flickr.com)

This reality is also reinforced in the work of our @DCPolicyCenter in their report on housing. Listen to Executive Director @Yesimsy in this @KojoShow as she talks about how separation and segration exist in housing policy in ways that have ceased to exist in many other parts of society: Thanks for Using my Photo, (and for the included education) – Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor discusses D.C.’s housing stock on the Kojo Nnamdi Show – D.C. Policy Center

It continues to be a great honor to learn more from what I do behind the camera when I am not behind the camera. More learning per square millimeter than any other place I have been to.

The government’s explicit role in building and enforcing segregation has been largely obscured, and it has done comparatively little to rectify the harm it’s caused to African-American communities — harm which deeply resonates into the present day.

Source: Richard Rothstein lays out the reality of government-mandated segregation in “Color of Law” – Greater Greater Washington

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